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Preventing FRUTI (Foley Related Urinary Tract Infection) in LTACH

The biggest was NOT getting catheters out as soon as possible. If the doctor doesn't address it then the nurse should ask if there are any reasons the patient still needs the catheter. If not ask for an order to remove it. However, if the foley is needed then it is of the utmost importance that foley care is done at least once per shift. Our policy was revised to include clear guidelines for care. Along with q shift peri care, staff was educated on importance of having a leg strap in... Read More →