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Specific Care Question

In hospitalized pediatric patients with indwelling urinary catheters, does the use of povidone-iodine for cleansing prior to catheter insertion reduce the risk of CAUTI during the first 3 days of catheter dwell, compared with cleansing with soap and water? What is the harm associated with using povidone-iodine as a cleansing agent?


Indwelling Catheters; Catheter Related Infections


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