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    The PSI is a cover for the catheter stand used in hospital and short 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 outlined by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC, 2015)…

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    implemented by CMS, hospitals are feeling the burden and patients are experiencing unnecessary extended days in the hospital (Sampathkumar, Barth, Johnson, Marosek, Johnson, Worden, & Tompson, 2016). One type of infection that follows this rule is catheter acquired urinary tract infection (CAUTI). CAUTI is one of the easiest infections to prevent, yet 13,000 people still die annually from these infections (Sampathkumar, et al, 2016). The mortality rate of CAUTI infections is relatively…

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    Patient-Focused Concept Map Introduction M.P. is a 42-year-old male patient admitted on 2/22/2016 for infected stage IV decubitus ulcers, and penile deformity caused by urethral erosion from indwelling catheter. Patient is also anemic, and is on isolation precaution due to MRSA, staphylococcus aureus, and Escherichia coli infections. M.P. is a homeless paraplegic with double above the knee amputations (due to a motor vehicle accident in 2013) with an opiate addiction suffering from severe…

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    IV Catheter Case Study

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    1. You need to gather all supplies; tourniquet, connection tubbing, alcohol wipe or chloroprep, tagaderm/occlusive dressing, 2x2 gauze, saline flush and appropriate IV catheter size. When determining appropriate IV size, you need to take into consideration why does the patient need an IV, are they receiving blood? If so they need at least a 20 gauge IV. 2. Once all supplies are gathered explain procedure to patient, then flush connection tubing with saline flush and leave connected. 3. Now…

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    Morrison, T. (2012). Qualitative analysis of central and midline care in the medical/surgical setting. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 26(6), 323-328. In 2012 a clinical nurse specialist from Naples Florida did a qualitative study that focused on nurses from a 400-600-bed community hospital with regards to CLABSI’s. The NCH Healthcare System Foundation funded to the cost of in-service production and telephone interviews (Morrison, T., 2012). The purpose of the study was to examine the experience and…

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    There are many risks that arise with catheter ablation and cardioversion. Stroke and death are the main problems with these surgeries. What happens if these procedures don’t work? Is there another option for the patients to receive any treatment? If the heart is shocked three or four times in one cardioversion setting, how will the heart handle this treatment the next time the heart needs to be shocked? Is there a definite cure out there? Since antiarrhythmic drugs are potentially dangerous, is…

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    The article, “Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation,” explains that this particular procedure is often performed in instances when supraventricular tachyarrhythmia contractions of the atria occur, better known as atrial fibrillation (Hoke, 2015). The rationale behind catheter ablation which involves an electrical removal of tissue surrounding the pulmonary veins, is done in order to control the heart rate and rhythm by, “eliminating or altering the trigger that it initiates” (Mager, 2015,…

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    CVC Dressing Infection

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    11 dialysis CVC dressing infection-control practices. The assessment revealed that the handling of the dressing is very important in infection control especially in avoiding the spread of bacteria from an unknown colony. The study observed that catheter dressings treated with chlorhexidine have a 52% reduction in bacterial infections as compared to other dressings treated with alcohol. Furthermore, this type of dressing is able to avoid colonization of the bacteria in infected areas by about…

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    Jeong, I., Park, S., Jeong, J. S., Kim, D. S., Choi, Y. S., Lee, Y. S., & Park, Y. M. (2010). Comparison of Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection Rates by Perineal Care Agents in Intensive Care Units. Asian Nursing Research, 142-150. Intro: The authors of this study explored the efficacy of preventing catheter-acquired urinary tract infections by using a sampling of four different perineal care products on catheterized women in an Intensive Care Unit setting in Korea. ROL: The authors of…

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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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