Automatic Stop Orders for Urinary Catheters

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McMaster University

Status

Completed

Conditions

Urinary Tract Infections

Treatments

Behavioral: Automatic stop order

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT00157625
03-24

Details and patient eligibility

About

Urinary tract infections are the most common type of hospital-acquired infection. The majority of these infections result from the use of indwelling urinary catheters. Often caregivers leave them in unnecessarily. The purpose of this study is to assess the effectiveness of an automatic stop order (automatic removal or urinary catheters when they no longer needed) in reducing urinary infections.

Full description

We will randomize patients with urinary catheters to either automatic stop orders or to usual care. The primary outcome will be urinary tract infection. Secondary outcomes will include days of indwelling urinary catheterization, symptomatic urinary tract infection, isolation of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria from catheterized urine, antimicrobial use, bacteremia (blood-stream) infection secondary to urinary tract infection, and cost. We hypothesize that use of the automatic stop order will significantly reduce hospital-acquired urinary tract infection.

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

Urinary catheter for less than 48hrs

Exclusion criteria

  • Patient with symptomatic urinary tract infection
  • Latex allergy

Trial design

Primary purpose

Prevention

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

Trial contacts and locations

3

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