Prevention Of Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections

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Prevention of Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections
In the Healthcare Setting
Dayna Menard
Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Prevention of Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections In the Healthcare Setting
A Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is a serious problem in the clinical setting. “UTIs are mostly associated with catheterization” (Hooton, 2010, p. 629). The infection can be described as bacteria invading the urinary tract. More so, the bacteria accounts for nosocomial bacteremia since the patient obtains the infection in the hospital (Hooton et al., 2010). A Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) is common because nurses do not find this problem at the top of their to-do list during their shift. It can be easy for the nurse to become accustomed to a slight deviation from the correct method. Any break in the chain of infection has opened the opportunity for microorganisms to reproduce in a susceptible host. Research has proven that when hospitals, long-term care facilities, and other healthcare settings intervene with making positives changes, less of the patients developed a UTI with catheterization. Infection control with catheterized patients can be implemented and resolved with collaboration and education among healthcare staff.
There has been a reoccurring incidence of staff members using urinary indwelling catheters for unnecessary reasons and convenience. More so, the nurses did not think of the issue as the most…
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