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Description:Captured in a clinical setting, this image depicts a male patient who had been fitted with a condom catheter, which he’d worn for an extended period of time. Note that the patient had developed what was determined to be a pressure ulcer on the penile shaft (arrow), which is a possible problem that can arise under these circumstances when proper hygienic care is not implemented, as is required with condom catheter usage.
“Wherever patient care is provided, adherence to infection prevention guidelines is needed to ensure that all care is safe care. This includes traditional hospital settings as well as outpatient surgery centers, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centers, and community clinics. The information on this website is intended to inform patients and healthcare personnel and help move healthcare systems toward elimination of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).”
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Thomas M. Hooton
Creation Date:1978
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Links:CDC - National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP) Healthcare-associated Infections (HAI)
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