The survey contained two sets of questions. The first set was designed to gain and understand of what the customers thought they were currently paying for urinary incontinence care. This included the actual cost of diaper and catheters, as well as secondary costs such as the cost of nurse/care giver time and the cost of infection/bedsore
For many people, getting older can be difficult because of fear. They worry about what could happen to them or what type of diseases they might develop later on. To become a more mature adult is a stage of life that each individual will experience in a certain point. Statistics shows that eighty-eight percent of those of sixty-five years of age and older have at least one chronic health condition such as diabetes, dementia, Parkinson’s disease or cancer. (ezinearticles.com). This scholarly essay will focus mainly on urinary incontinence (UI) which is a common health problem that elderly may have.
The patient and their families must be aware of the infection, the source of infection, signs and symptoms, treatments, and measures to apply at home to decrease their risk of receiving an infection. Because geriatric patients are incontinent they may need a catheter in place to help remove their urine. Nurses must perform aseptic technique, wearing proper gloves when inserting or removing device. Another way to help reduce the risk of elderly urinary tract infections would be to avoid or remove catheter soon as possible. Once patients are cleared for discharge they must be aware of the steps to take to insure proper bladder
In 2013, a magnet recognized hospital, Baptist Health Lexington, reduced CAUTI rates in ICU patients by 60% (Roser, Piercy & Altpeter, 2014). The study included six interventions that were followed by the staff in the effort to reduce CAUTI. The six interventions included: “communication of CAUTI data to interdisciplinary teams, a nurse-driven, physician approved protocol, problem analysis using Lean principles, daily unit-based surveillance rounds, silver alloy urinary catheters, and an antimicrobial bundle comprised of two cleansing products for patients with an indwelling urinary catheter” (Roser, Piercy & Altpeter, 2014). The nurse-physician protocol allowed for nurses to assess whether the catheter was still necessary and if found not to be, the nurse could discontinue it. This resulted in a 58% decrease in the number of catheters used (Roser, Piercy & Altpeter, 2014). An education session was implemented by nurses using principles from the Lean system that checked the capability of nurses to understand just how dangerous CAUTI can be. It was found that no single intervention alone could reduce the occurrence of CAUTI development. Nurses must integrate several interventions to have an effective result at lowering the rates. However, this particular study found that after the use of the antimicrobial bundle, rates of CAUTI did decline. Roser et al. (2014) emphasized that education and awareness of
National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs), established in 2002 by the Joint Commission, is to help accredited organizations address specific areas of concern in regard to patient safety ("Catheter-Associated," 2015). NPSG.07.06.01 Implement evidence-based practices to prevent indwelling catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) is a 2015 NPSG ("The Joint Commission," 2015). Our facility has 1.32 CAUTIs per 1000 device days (Carson, 2015). Decreasing CAUTIs can be achieved with a strict goal, addressing the financial implications, interdisciplinary collaboration, nursing leadership, a measurement tool, and discussing the future healthcare delivery methods.
By sending mail directly or making personal calls to all the doctors, administrators, and any other relevant personnel as well as visiting them if possible, we can establish a relationship with the customers at virtually no cost. However, the expected time commitment for the product is the most important part of our marketing strategy. Firstly, we will have to determine the persons to contact at the hospitals and nursing homes. Secondly, our team will have to determine when and how often we contact the target audience. Lastly, we will need to work on our communication skills and make sure that we are striking the right tone and positively convincing them to switch to our product. The response we receive is going to be our yardstick for determining
The next step will focus on educating the unit’s staff. Employees that place an indwelling catheter will be required to go through a refresher course on proper insertion technique, indications for catheterization, and catheter care. Additionally, there will be a class on the new flow sheet created to track indwelling catheters (Andreessen et al., 2012). Posters with information pertaining to catheter care, CAUTI prevention, the new charting system, and alternative bladder management systems will be placed in highly visible areas such as break
In my placement area I came across many residents using incontinence pads, urinary catheters and incontinence sheaths. I understood that, incontinence was a major problem among the elderly and it made me select
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Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is a fairly common complication in hospitalized patients. Nosocomial infection prevention and patient safety promotion has been issued and many researches have been conducted to improve patient’s quality of life. In this article, Saint et al. (2005) hypothesize that using a paper-based urinary catheter reminder can reduce the incidence of urinary catheterization, and consequently this will enhance the patients’ safety.
The services will be provided to the clients in the Chicago's northwest suburban community. The main target group would be people who are 18 and older with one or more urinary related issues; including age and postpartum incontinence. The Urinary Continence and Wellness Clinic Services will adopt an approach to service that embraces a philosophy of respect for, and partnership with, people receiving services. A client centered urinary continence service
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This reflection case study will be discussing urinary continence management using Gibbs reflective framework (Gibbs,1988). This will include what is urinary incontinence management, the pathophysiology of urinary incontinence after stroke, how continence affect patient and current clinical practice and the role of the nurse and multi-disciplinary team within continence management. Also using the evidence based research and national guidelines.
Existing competitive products have an established current behavior and GR Dome design iterations should comply with that behavior by ensuring that the product is compatible with present urine bags.
Another area that needs consideration is the horrible condition of public toilets. The shortage of public toilets is a big challenge, hence people are compelled to use open spaces to answer the call of nature. The toilets that do exist are in such pathetic condition that one cannot use them.