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Portable bladder scanners

Use of portable bladder scanners to reduce risk of catheter-acquired urinary tract infection

Clinical champion: Catherine Stoddart, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust


  • Reduce catheter-acquired urinary tract infections (CAUTI)
  • Reduce risk of urethral trauma to patients
  • Prevent unnecessary urinary catheterisation using portable bladder ultrasound scanners
  • Raise awareness and risk of urethral trauma associate with CAUTI
  • Spread best practice across our region


  • Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust