Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CA-UTI) is a urinary tract infection induced by the placement of a urinary catheter used to extract urine from the bladder. The components of the urinary system include the urethra, bladder, kidneys, and ureters. CA-UTI may develop if the drainage bag is not adequately emptied, if bowel movement germs contaminate the bag, if cleaning is uneven, or if urine from the catheter bag leaks into the bladder.
Furthermore, CA-UTIs have been linked to higher morbidity, mortality, healthcare expenditures, and duration of hospital stay. Reduce the risk of catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CA-UTI) by ensuring catheters are used only when necessary and removed as soon as feasible; catheters are put in using a good aseptic technique; and the closed sterile drainage system is maintained.