Reducing Risk Factors for CAUTI by Eliminating the Basin
Basins used for bathing “frequently harbour pathogens associated with nosocomial infection.”1 By eliminating the basin, you also eliminate the bath water, which often contains a high bacteria count similar to the number in urine from patients with urinary tract infections (UTIs).2 Basin bathing is also a proven risk factor for catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs).3
Basin sampling has proved that the basin is a reservoir for bacteria.
This education section will help you address patient skin integrity issues, eliminate potential bath water contamination, and empower all levels of staff to observe and report changes during daily bathing.
These unique tools will help you implement an evidence-based protocol and track progress on everything from skin breakdown, to staff compliance, to costs.