Thursday, 2 January 2014

Using an antimicrobial skin cleanser before catheterisation

Community nurses’ caseloads may include a large number of catheterised patients and catheter-related infection is a significant problem, with up to 90–100% of those who are catheterised long-term going on to develop a catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI). For community nurses, ensuring that their
skin and that of the patient has been cleansed before any catheterrelated intervention is paramount.

A new paper published in the Journal of Community Nursing, Tim Sandle  looks at the use of a new antimicrobial cleansing solution (octenilin®; Sch├╝lke) and whether its properties reduced the infection risk associated with catheterisation in the community.

The reference is:

Sandle, T. (2013). Using an antimicrobial skin cleanser before catheterisation, Journal of Community Nursing, Vol. 27, No.5, pp30-34

For a copy, please contact Tim Sandle.