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Lose the Tube - A Toolkit for appropriate use of urinary catheters in hospitals

Published: by Canadian Society of Internal Medicine, Choosing Wisely Canada

Topic: Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) | Resource type: Toolkit

Lose the Tube Tool Kit targets physician audiences with three modules designed to reduce catheter associated infections:

  1. Early removal of unnecessary urinary catheters on inpatient wards
  2. Restrictive Insertion of Urinary Catheters in Operating Rooms
  3. Restrictive insertion of urinary catheters in emergency departments

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