Urinary System Research Papers

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“Please wipe from front to back (Weydt, 2010)”. During UTIs, urinary tract infections, bacteria enters your body through the urethra. When these bacteria or pathogens enter the body they may cause infections, especially in hospital settings. The urinary system is used for our body to produce urine as a way to help our system to get rid of waste and extra water that we do not need. It travels through a urinary tract that includes the kidneys, ureters, the bladder and the urethra. The kidneys are two bean shaped organs that filter the waste from the blood and produce urine. The ureters are two thin tubes the move the urine from the kidneys to the bladder. The bladder is an organ sac that holds the urine until it is time to leave the body through …show more content…
The urinalysis is when a urine culture is sampled for exactly which bacteria invaded the body and which antibiotic it is sensitive to for treatment. Antibiotics can treat most urinary tract infections (UTIs) successfully. The goals of treatment for UTIs are to relieve symptoms, eliminate the infection and prevent recurrence, and prevent unlikely but serious complications such as kidney damage and sepsis. In pregnant women, treatment protects the woman and the fetus. Treatment for bladder infections is usually a combination of antibiotics and home treatment. Home treatment includes drinking a lot of water and fluids and urinating frequently, emptying your bladder each time. More testing is not needed if your symptoms improve (Harkness, 2012). Oral antibiotics usually can treat kidney infections. But you may need a brief hospital stay and a short course of intravenous (IV) antibiotics if you are too ill or nauseated to take medicine by mouth (oral medicine). Kidney infections tend to make people more severely ill than bladder infections (Urinary, …show more content…
This includes cleaning the genital areas before and after sexual intercourse, urinate within 15 minutes after sexual intercourse, adequate fluid/ water intake, urinate when there is an urge, discontinue catheters as soon as possible, take more showers than baths or urinate after taking a bath and practicing good hygiene by wiping front to back to avoid contaminating the urinary system the fecal matter or pathogens (Hinkle, 2015). It is important to change sanitary napkins often and be aware if there is an allergy to spermicide present before intercourse. Healthy air and water quality is important because if there are pathogens in the water being used to maintain hygiene, the pathogens are directly transferred into the urethral area. Environmentally safe products include items used to maintain freshness or minimize odors, however, natural or just clean water is better. It is better because it helps to maintain normal flora of the body that is used to kill common bacteria from the body. Secondary prevention of nosocomial urinary tract infections include an increase of cranberry juice intake and increase of fluid/ water intake which is done after the screen for urinary tract infections have been confirmed and maintain good hygiene. Tertiary prevention for urinary tract

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