UK Guidelines Quiz – Catheter-Associated UTI Management

Dr Rob Hicks


January 30, 2019

NICE guidelines advise that based on the evidence, expert experience, and data related to antibiotic resistance, antibiotic prophylaxis should not be routinely offered to those with a short-term urinary catheter or to those with a long-term (indwelling or intermittent) urinary catheter. Neither is routine antibiotic prophylaxis recommended before short-term catheter insertion for urodynamic, surgical, and non-surgical procedures, whilst the catheter is in place, or when it is removed.


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