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

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

Abstract

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*