The most common healthcare associated infection worldwide
We have an issue, a life-threatening issue, a life-threatening issue. Right now, the medical field is succumbing to the detrimental yet preventable effects of catheter-associated urinary tract infectious (CAUTIs) The most common healthcare associate infection worldwide. Current catheters were design nearly 80 years ago, and haven't faced any significant change since then
In the UK, these infections can be seen occurring on a colossal scale, from within national hospitals to local care homes, creating a £100M economic burden on the NHS annually. Moreover, studies show that harm resulting from urinary catheters accounts for nearly 2000 deaths in the UK each year. Astonishing, right? The truth is, this isn't just a UK problem, it's a global problem.