Using a portable bladder scan to reduce the incidence of nosocomial urinary tract infections

Medsurg Nurs. 1997 Feb;6(1):39-43.


An innovative technology, BladderScan, was introduced to reduce urinary tract infections and care costs in hospitalized adults. Evaluation revealed reductions in infection rates and overall benefits exceeding costs.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cost Savings
  • Cross Infection / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Infection Control
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care
  • Point-of-Care Systems* / economics
  • Ultrasonography / economics
  • Ultrasonography / instrumentation*
  • Urinary Catheterization / adverse effects
  • Urinary Tract Infections / diagnostic imaging*