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    Foley Catheters Essay

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    Over the past several years, Foley catheters have become the most frequently used implantable medical device (Stickler, 2014). A Foley catheter is simply an indwelling urinary catheter. These catheters are necessary for a broad variety of conditions including, patients with acute urinary retention or bladder outlet obstruction, patients undergoing surgical repair of the genitourinary tract, critically ill patients requiring frequent and urgent measurements of urinary output, incontinent patients whom require healing of open sacral or perineal wounds, patients needing comfort for end of life care, or patients with unstable structural injuries that may be compromised (i.e., unstable thoracic or lumbar spine, multiple traumatic injuries such as…

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    URINARY CATHETER USE DURING LABOR An indwelling urinary catheter is a device that is typically placed into the bladder through the urethra. It is anchored in the bladder with a balloon and remains in the bladder until removed. Its purpose is to facilitate continuous removal of urine from the bladder through a closed system. Despite the system being closed it does not necessarily protect the patient from infection. Infection can stem from either endogenous or exogenous sources. Endogenous…

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    suprasternal notch. The direction of the needle is now aligned with the central axis of the SCV, minimizing the risk of puncturing the subclavian artery, pleura, or apex of the lung [46]. By keeping the needle in a horizontal plane, the risk of arterial or pleural injury is minimized [47]. On its course the needle goes through skin, superficial fascia, subclavius, clavipectoral fascia, and SCV. Correct Placement of Catheter Tip The catheter tip should be placed 3–4 cm above the junction of the…

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    A catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is an infection in the urinary system, which includes the bladder and the kidneys, through the travel of bacteria along the catheter. CAUTIs are one of the most prevalent hospital acquired infections in the United States. They account for 34% of all hospital acquired infections. “More than 500,000 CAUTIs are reported annually in the United States, resulting in significant morbidity and mortality and excess resource utilization” (Fink &…

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    Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Dressing Changes The focus of this paper is to provide the importance of evidenced based practice (EBP) in the nursing field and to compare the policy of Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center’s topic of peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) dressing changes to multiple evidenced based practices. Within the past decades, changing a PICC line dressing has changed over time. Different antiseptic agents and techniques of cleaning the site are…

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    Standardizing central venous catheter care: hospital to home The guideline for Standardizing central venous catheter care: hospital to home was obtained from the National Guideline Clearinghouse. This guideline standardizes care of the central line to ensure continuity of care and decrease complications. Central line infection and thrombosis cause thousands of deaths each year and increases medical costs (CDC). Proper care of the central line utilizing antibacterial dressings, passive…

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    Abstract The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a seven step Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) on reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI). This paper will discuss both the strengths and weaknesses about this study as well as the authors effectiveness in documenting the results. While the strengths of this study and article are the positive results and reduction in CAUTI, the author’s use of a verbose and complicated writing style left me struggling to…

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    tear of the bladder neck, rectum or vagina; Extravasation at injury site ± blood in the vaginal introitus. Extravasation at bladder neck during suprapubic cystography ± rectal or vaginal filling with contrast. Table 8: European Association of Urology (EAU) Classification of urethral injury (Martinez-Pineiro et al, 2010) IV.e. Urethral Stricture Characteristics and Etiology: Most urethral strictures were idiopathic (34%), iatrogenic (32%), inflammatory (20%) or traumatic (14%). Iatrogenic…

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    enjoyed the amount of team work in the SINU. I assisted in applying Artic Air devices on a patient with cardiac arrest, and held an unconscious patient’s head out of the way while a supraclavicular central line was placed. The day consisted of listening to several presentations about cardiovascular healthcare. I learned about current heart disease research, assessment and management of unstable cardiac patients, peripheral vascular disease, congenital heart disease, “Blue Zones”, and 12-lead…

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    it to do over? (Consider this as you plan for tomorrow). I am a firm believer in growth; I retain a belief that no matter an individual’s level of education or training, he or she could always improve. Learning does not impede. Every clinical day I uncover a task that I wish I could have completed better, and this week, that wish came in the form of catheters, feeding tubes, and IV pumps. Throughout my time at this clinical facility, I never retained an opportunity to witness a nurse implement,…

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