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    CAUTI Problem

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    patients who develop a CAUTI during hospital stays (Kennedy et al., 2013). Unfortunately, there are approximately“One million catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) per year, associated with an additional cost of $676 per admission (or $2836 when complicated by bacteremia)” (Meddings et al., 2013, p.1). It is evident by the statistics presented, catheter-associated urinary tract infections remain a problem…

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    an outer channel through which the dilation balloon is inflated. This type of catheter is advantageous if the catheter needs to be replaced with a catheter of a different size during the procedure. The guide wire can be left in place, the original catheter removed and the new catheter can then be threaded over the wire. However there can be difficulties in maintaining the position of the guide wire during the catheter exchange process. It often requires the use of a very long exchange wire which…

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    urine is known as a urinary catheter. When a urinary catheter is placed in the bladder, the urine channels through the tube in a bag that then collects the urine. “Urinary catheters may be used if you are not able to urinate on your own, to measure the amount of urine that is made, during and after some types of surgery and during some tests of the kidneys and bladder” (CDC, 2015, 3 Paragraph). If a urinary catheter is present, bacteria can travel alongside the catheter and infect the bladder…

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    Catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) can be a problem with many patients that have catheters. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urinary tract infections rank at the top of most common healthcare associated infection. Seven west has an increased incidence of catheter associated urinary tract infections. The director has asked for education to address the problem. The care plan and education targets two areas. First, educate staff on the importance of…

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    Patient Safety Role

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    patient’s Foley catheter was taped on his or her lower abdomen, and drainage bag was lying of the floor. This could cause urine to back up into the bladder and cause infection. The urine measuring container was on the floor, and as such increase the spread of…

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    physicians and specialist to better manage and treat patient illness. The problem I am really interested in researching is catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) in hospitalized patients. Working as a registered nurse in a medical/surgical unit I have been exposed to different patients with indwelling Foley catheters and other requiring placement of the Foley catheter for various reasons. However, research has found that many patients tend to be at risk of unnecessary…

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    catheterizations or chronic urinary tract catheters (2). The rate of UTI in SCI patient is 2.5 episodes in patient per year. UTI is second leading cause of mortality in SCI patients (3). Patients with SCI who have urinary catheters have an increased risk of UTI. Urinary tract infection…

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    insertion of the catheter, the greater the chance for UTI. If the catheter stays in for more than 3 weeks the risk of bacteria in the urine increases to 100%, and 3% of these infections will progress to bacteremia (Dumont & Wakeman, 2010). There are many precautions that can be employed reduce the risk of UTIs. The CDC and Association of Practitioners in Infection Control (APIC) have promoted many evidence-based guidelines and precautions that may reduce CAUTIs cases. Too often catheters are…

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    delivery may have limited lesion depth using early 4-mm-tip catheters, the development of irrigated tip catheters has improved our ability to make large enough lesions to achieve transmurality in the atrium. Yet, PV reconnection continued to occur. I recall as a fellow being told by an attending to “ride the wave,” as I tried to balance the catheter on the left atrial appendage ridge while the patient…

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    Renal Denervation

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    ablate renal nerves in order to reduce RSNA1*. The catheter is taken to the kidney via the femoral artery. There have been many different techniques and methods of ablating renal sympathetic nerves, with the simplicity trial proving to be the most effective and efficient4. During the symplicity HTN-1 trails, 153 patients over 19 different site around the world received renal sympathetic using the symplicity catheter2. The symplicity catheter is rotated around the renal artery, 4-6 ablations…

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