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Indwelling Urinary Catheters Should Not Be Used to Manage Incontinence

Using Indwelling Urinary Catheters Can Cause Bacteremia Unfortunately, it is all too common for skilled nursing facilities and hospitals to use indwelling urinary catheters to manage urinary incontinence. However, indwelling urinary catheters are the most common source of bacteremia. In fact, the federal Health Care Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HCICPAC) recommends minimizing urinary catheter use and…

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