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Catheter-Associated UTIs – new NICE Antibiotic Use Guideline

NICE have published the latest addition to the growing suite of resources on antibiotic prescribing for common infections: a guide to treating catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs).

The guideline includes recommendations on:

  • treatment
  • advice when an antibiotic prescription is given
  • reassessment
  • referral and seeking specialist advice
  • self-care
  • choice of antibiotic
  • prevention

Like other NICE Antibiotic Use Guidelines, the CAUTI guide is supported by a short visual summary of the recommendations with tables to support prescribing decisions.