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March 2018

St. Francis employee invents device to reduce hospital-acquired infections

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When it comes to hospital-acquired infections, those caused by urinary catheters are among the most common. Nationwide, health care facilities report about 560,000 catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) a year, according to the American Nurses Association. These infections can lead to longer hospital stays, higher costs, illness and even death,…

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