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    During my first day shift in SINU, my preceptor nurse helped orient me to the floor. After meeting one patient, we were informed of a new admission that we would be taking care of. I was able to listen to Emergency Department nurse give report to my preceptor over the phone. I had the opportunity to go with the charge nurse to transport the new admission from the Emergency Department to our unit. Upon our arrival back to SINU, we transferred the patient from the stretcher to the bed, performed a…

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    Colapinto and McCallum developed a radiological classification of injuries of the posterior urethra based on RUG (Table 1) (Colapinto and McCallum, 1977): Type 1 Membranous urethra is stretched but not severed. Type 2 Membranous urethra is ruptured above the urogenital diaphragm, with extraperitoneal pelvic leakage above the urogenital diaphragm. Type 3 Membranous urethra is ruptured. The injury extends into the bulbous urethra. Leakage above and below the urogenital diaphragm. Table 3:…

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    Questions 4 – 6 will be completed at the end of the clinical day, please complete and send to FOR by 2100 at the end of your clinical day. 4. Evaluate your goals for the day? (Did you meet them? Why or why not?) Looking back on today’s clinical experience, I can assertively declare that I made progress toward each of my three goals - Safely and accurately checking blood glucose with insulin administration, gaining resident trust through demonstrating my desire to assist, and distinguishing…

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    Test a Prevention Bundle for Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections: A Study Critique This paper critiques Blanck, Donahue, Brentlinger, Stinger, and Polito’s study, A quasi-experimental study to test a prevention bundle for catheter-associated urinary tract infections (Blanck, Donahue, Brentlinger, Stinger, & Polito, 2014). The article describing this study was well-organized and easy-to-read; it tested the use of specific nursing practices to reduce catheter associated urinary tract…

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    Tiffany normally sprinted through her morning routine, only her morning routine was actually an evening one because she worked midnights. A cup of java and a light meal energized her enough for a short run. Something about putting her feet to the pavement was extraordinarily exhilarating tonight. Then again, she always did have a penchant for the dramatic. This was going to be her year, no more staid lifestyle for her. Everything that had been hard, was now coming easy for her. Kicking carbs and…

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    CAUTI Reflective Essay

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    the committee regarding the use of silver coated Foley catheters instead of the current standard catheters. The evidence suggested that the hospital would experience fewer incidences of catheter-acquired urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) because of the antimicrobial characteristics of the silver. I did not stay with the hospital long enough to observe any statistics that would verify the efficacy of switching to the silver coated catheters that the committee decided to adopt. However, this…

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    and use of the nurse-driven indwelling urinary catheter removal protocol affect knowledge of nurses taking care of patients with urinary catheters and the CAUTI rates in an acute care hospital in North Carolina ? Project Significance: An indwelling catheter removal protocol is a recommended tool and is part of a bundle used to prevent CAUTI. The lack of knowledge of its use and its importance may be directly related to high CAUTI rates O Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections…

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    practices for the prevention of CAUTI which include proper insertion, catheter composition, maintenance and education. Despite the multiple attempts to prevent CAUTI, the rates remain high due to the prolonged duration of urinary catheters and inappropriate use. The studies reviewed recommend the use of a reminder system options: written, verbal or computer generated alerts to notify providers or nurses of the presence of a urinary catheter; consequently, continuation of the urinary…

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    It drains the bladder and is removed after being used. An indwelling catheter stays in the bladder. Most of them are inserted through the urethra and into the bladder as well. Urine is constantly draining into a drainage bag. A balloon near the tip of the catheter is inflated after it is inserted – this balloon prevents the catheter from falling out of the bladder. A suprapubic catheter is surgically inserted through the abdomen above the pubic bone and into the bladder. It is…

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    A urinary catheter is an indwelling tube that runs through the urethra and into the bladder allowing for the passive drainage of urine from the bladder. Indwelling urinary catheters put patients at risk for infections when bacteria travel up the tubing and into the bladder (Carter, et.al, 2014). The use of indwelling urinary catheters in hospitalized patients presents an increased risk of the development of complications, including catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI). With regard…

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