UK Guidelines Quiz – Catheter-Associated UTI Management

Dr Rob Hicks


January 30, 2019

After 1 month nearly all people with a urinary catheter will have bacteriuria – defined as the presence of significant levels of bacteria in the urine but with no symptoms of urinary tract infection (UTI). The longer a urinary catheter is in place the greater the chance of finding bacteria in the urine. According to NICE guidelines antibiotics are not routinely required for a catheterised person with asymptomatic bacteriuria.


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