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    An example of quality improvement would be to decrease the number of catheter-associated urinary tract infections due to improper Foley catheter care by direct care providers. The direct care providers and the staff development coordinator would review the practices of Foley catheter care and make changes to the new employee orientation and additional training on a regular basis. The difference between quality improvement…

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    nursing homes, end-stage renal disease facilities, and rehabilitation centers (Health.gov, 2016). Types of Healthcare-Associated Infections There are many types of healthcare-associated infections which are Central-Line Bloodstream infection (CLABS), Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI), Surgical Site Infection (SSI), Ventilator-associated…

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    superior (24). Furthermore, some randomized controlled trials have demonstrated superior results in restoration sinus rhythm with catheter ablation compared with ADD and improving the quality of life (26). Complications are presented in a low…

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    DSA iSAP: Clinical Action Plan Abdominal Angiography: Simulated Case Study of Gastrointestinal Bleeding Clinical Concerns & Imaging Goals A 50-year-old male patient present to Emergency Department with hematochezia. Patient’s CT demonstrated active bleeding in his rectum. Generally, gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is caused by multitudes of pathologic processes, it has an intermittent nature and it could be a life-threatening condition for the patient (Cherian et al., 2009). Hence, it is crucial…

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    These treatments can be used together. Catheter ablation is when radio waves are sent to destroy the heart tissue that is producing the irregular heart rhythm. Once the heart tissue is destroyed in this way, it cannot be repaired or regenerated (Jichao, Kharche, Hansen, Csepe, Yufeng, Stiles et al., 2015). Santangeli and Lin’s study suggested that isolating the pulmonary veins was a better technique to achieve a high success rate with catheter ablation. They used a large sample size of a little…

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    This is known as angioplasty. Once the procedure has been completed, the catheter is removed and the incision is closed using manual pressure, a plug or a clamp. Post- Discharge Following angiography, you'll be taken to a recovery ward for observation and monitoring. You'll be asked to lie still for a few hours, to prevent bleeding…

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    for him or her to end up on that unit. People are admitted to an ICU because they need intense support for failing organs, treatment, and constant monitoring and frequent nursing care. Most patients on the units are on a ventilator, have a urinary catheter in place along with a central line for direct medication administration, which increases the chance of hospital-acquired infection (HAI). The patients’ immune system is already suppressed because of their own medical problem. Family members…

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    bile duct and the pancreatic duct through a catheter. This catheter has to be placed in the correct anatomic structure, otherwise the contrast media will not be flushed through the biliary ducts or the pancreatic duct. X-rays are sometimes needed for the placement of the catheter before the contrast is injected. (Bontrager & Lampignano, 2014). The catheter is placed by the means of using an endoscope. The surgeon threads the endoscope with the catheter inside, down the patient's mouth, through…

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    leads did not like the idea. Unfortunately, those few felt it would only add to their workload and did not want the additional responsibility at this time. While their reasoning was it is up to the patients’ individual nurse to advocate for urinary catheter device removal and not their responsibility. The plan to decrease the incidences of CAUTIs on the unit is to increase support to the new nurses with the addition of nurse champions. Overall, the meeting ended positively…

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    punctured with a needle and a thin guide wire is inserted into the artery and advanced towards the blocked segment of the coronary artery. Then, a long, thin plastic tube called a catheter is passed over the guidewire towards the blocked segment of the coronary artery. A deflated balloon is placed at the tip of the catheter. Inflation of the balloon at the blocked segment of the artery pushes or compresses the plague deposition, which allows the arteries to open up. The balloon is then deflated…

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