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    Complications Cardiac catheterization is categorized as an invasive procedure that involves the heart, its valves, and coronary arteries, in addition to femoral artery which is a large artery. Cardiac catheterization complications can be classified in to cardiac and vascular complications. A- Cardiac complications:- ● Threatened closure is defined as tapering of the artery less than 50% during Percutaneous coronary angiography (PCI) with sign of active ischemia (chest pain or ECG changes), causes of acute closure include…

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    This Friday at the cardiac catheterization lab I did a bunch of different tasks, some that I have done before, and some that I have never done before, but was definitely excited to do. Whenever I first arrive at the cardiac catheterization office there are normally complete patient files off to the side that needs to be filed away in the large filing cabinet with all complete patient file from this year (and it is surprisingly filling up very quickly). Once I walked in I saw that there were…

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    On Tuesday, October 4th, I spent the day at The Miriam Hospital cardiac catheterization laboratory. Cardiac catheterization is an invasive On Tuesday, October 4th, I spent the day at The Miriam Hospital cardiac catheterization laboratory. Cardiac catheterization is an invasive diagnostic procedure that uses imaging equipment to identify if a patient has disease of the heart muscles, valves or coronary arteries (Smeltzer, 2011). Upon arriving at 0720 the nurse manager greeted me and the other…

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    People more than likely to endure elevated anxiety and all the other effects tide to anxiety when they decide to go through with cardiac catheterization. This anxiety usually occurs before, during and after but most likely before the procedure begins. It can negatively impact the individual psychologically when their anxiety has sky rocketed to unhealthy or nearly inconsolable heights. This behavior may potentially influence the subsequent procedure in a negative way. Research and study…

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    Consequently, as a director, the duties include planning and implementing the overall policies, procedures, and services of the cardiac catheterization lab. A cardiac cath lab director ensures efficient and effective lab operations, including quality control and compliance adherence. The director must be familiar with a variety of the field 's concepts, practices, and procedures and relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Leads and directs the work of others…

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    I am writing to obtain permission to conduct an evidence-based quality improvement project using a pretest/posttest design in your facility with the purpose of evaluating the effectiveness of an educational intervention regarding the importance and use of the nurse driven protocol on nurses ' knowledge and CAUTI rates. This study will be done to fullfill requirements for completion of the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at Regis University, Denver, CO. The following information is an…

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    Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are problematic for many hospitals. They add up to forty percent of the reported nosocomial infections and are considered the most common (Elpern, 2016). Every year The Joint Commissions produces a goals list in which establishes areas that require improvement within the health care system. In the most current edition of 2016, the article acknowledges this issue and speaks about how we can decrease the number by employing evidence-based…

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    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Categorization of traumatic heart disease is based on mechanism of injury (i.e., penetrating, nonpenetrating [blunt], iatrogenic, metabolic, and other) (Table ) . PENETRATING CARDIAC TRAUMA Penetrating trauma is the most common cause of significant cardiac injury seen in the hospital setting, with the predominant injury being from guns and knives. Penetrating cardiac trauma is secondary to stab wounds in 35 to 96 percent of patients…

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    CAUTI Problem

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    Defining the problem How We Know CAUTI is a Problem According to Kennedy et al., (2013) CAUTI’s are identified as one of the most common healthcare related infections. As a result of the high incidence of CAUTI’s, in 2008, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, stopped reimbursing hospitals for the costs of care for patients who develop a CAUTI during hospital stays (Kennedy et al., 2013). Unfortunately, there are approximately“One million catheter-associated urinary tract infections…

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    The PSI is a cover for the catheter stand used in hospital and shorts with suspensor pocket for suprapubic catheter leg bag that will not restrict movement when attached. The proposed innovation is chosen to improve the use of urinary catheterisation that will enable nurses and other healthcare professionals to maintain patient dignity, respect their right to privacy and confidentiality in managing urinary incontinence in all aspects of care as (NMC, 2015). More so, it will minimise the…

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