According to WHO the problem of antimicrobial resistance is so serious that it threatens our modern healthcare system.1 By 2050 it may cause 10 million deaths2 or more if we lose our ability to use effective antibiotics.
For example, common surgical procedures will go from infection rates of about 0.5 % up to 50 % without effective antibiotics and 30% will die.3 One way to prevent antimicrobial resistance is by preventing common infections and limit overuse of antibiotics.
How can we prevent antimicrobial resistance?
One major contributor: CAUTI – Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection
Catheter use and expected risk of UTI