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    The PSI is a cover for the catheter stand used in hospital and shorts with 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 (NMC, 2015). More so, it will minimise the embarrassment patients’ feel due to lack of concealment of the drainage bag, when they see their urine in the bag is undignified; patients feeling embarrass when the drainage bag is empty by staff of the opposite sex (Stone et al 2007). The material used for the PSI can also prevent infection control due to the water resistance, reusable after cleaning with soap and water, disinfectant or sterile wipes, air dried and easy to store in the sluice room.…

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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…

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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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    The uses of indwelling catheters are very common in today’s healthcare. An indwelling urinary catheter is used to drain the bladder in situations like urinary incontinence, urinary retention and certain surgeries (Updated by: Jennifer Sobol, 2015). Indwelling urethral catheters are placed in the bladder and can be used for a short or long periods of time (Updated by: Jennifer Sobol, 2015). The catheter is first inserted through the urethra and then right after a small balloon is inflated which…

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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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    Catheterization Analysis

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    The innovation 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…

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