Hospital Acquired Infections : Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection

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Hospital Acquired Infection
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection
Mitta Stuart
Nightingale College of Nursing

Abstract This paper explores research about hospital acquired infections. Hospital acquired infections include pneumonia, central venous line infection, and urinary catheter infection which can all lead to sepsis. I specifically focused on catheter associated urinary tract infections. The three cited references all say hospital acquired infection is a preventable problem. Kleinpell, Munroe, & Guiliano say that there are 2 million cases per year and they all offer recommendations on how healthcare workers as a collaborative can help reduce risk and/or prevent hospital acquired infections.

Hospital Acquired Infection: Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection

Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), {nosocomial infections, healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs)} are a common, costly, and potentially deadly patient safety issue in healthcare today. Hospital-acquired infections are an area of healthcare that concerns me. I have personally witnessed indifferent attitudes to infection risk by healthcare workers. I have worked in hospitals and along side professional that have bypassed certain regulations that are in place to reduce the risk of infections. I also have seen times and situations that should have stricter regulations that are simply not there. Hospital acquired infections are preventable and nurses can be…

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