Preventing Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections

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Preventing Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections Zaahira Sidq Drexel University Preventing Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections Urinary tract infections are one of the most hospital-acquired infections in the country. With so much technology and evidence based practice, why is this still an ongoing problem worldwide? Could it simply be the basics of hygiene or just patient negligence? The purpose of this paper is to identify multiple studies that have been done to reduce or prevent hospital associated urinary tract infections. In these articles you will find the use of different interventions that will aid in lowering the risk of these hospital acquired infections. In the first article, the author’s goal is too reduce urinary tract infections by implementing an evidence-based approach. By doing so it focuses on the importance of the nurses, physicians and staff working together as a team to reduce the urinary tract infections. The nurse driven protocol is what was tested, observing how the nursing staff communicated and how they followed evidence based practice approach. Also, focusing on an academic practice partnership to enhance patient outcomes (Johnson, Gilman, Linter, & Buckner, 2016). The nurse driven protocol was tested in 4 intensive care units. It included evidence-based orders for discontinuing, handling, and properly managing the catheters. One of the most important factors was the removal of the catheters in a timely manner. The data pre
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