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    Foley Catheters Essay

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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 whom require healing of open sacral or perineal wounds, patients needing comfort for end of life care, or patients with unstable structural injuries that may be compromised (i.e., unstable thoracic or lumbar spine, multiple traumatic injuries such as…

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    Foley Catheter Case

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    Review of the medical record indicates that she was recently admitted to MHS for complaints of increasing fatigue, lethargy and leakage from her indwelling foley catheter. She had a urology consulted with Dr. Beltran for evaluation of chronic indwelling urinary catheter and persistent leakage with recurrent UTI. Review of her medical history indicates multiple sclerosis, UTI, Memory loss, Pressure ulcer, facial neuralgia, blood transfusion, chronic kidney disease, decubitus ulcer of back, GERD…

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    Infections acquired during a hospital stay is one of the reasons why healthcare costs have increased throughout the years. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) no longer reimburse hospitals for these preventable infections (Quinn, 2015). Due to this rule 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…

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    CAUTI Reflective Essay

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    several Infection Control Committee meetings where evidence was presented to 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…

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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…

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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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    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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    CAUTI Case Studies

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    1. Acknowledging the prevalence of CAUTI as an issue and surveying staff members’ understanding problem. In addition, questions pertaining to the nursing interventions on ways to decrease CAUTI can be asked to assess such as the amount of times per the month that they initiated Foley removals. This lets staff members take credit for their outstanding work in proactive care. The surveys can also let staff understand the importance of work accountability and assess catheter insertion…

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    on insertion technique, catheter management, and removal. The plan is to only insert urinary catheters only when needed, and remove them when not needed as well as main unobstructed urine flow along with other interventions such as hand hygiene, education, and outcome and process surveillance of CAUTI. The article reported that there has been evidences that the preventative efforts are successful according to the INCC member hospital feedback even in countries with limited resources. The use of…

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    CAUTI Prevention

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    The Reduction and Prevention of Catheter Acquired Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) CAUTI or catheter acquired urinary tract infections place an especially heavy burden on today’s health care system. CAUTI increase patient complications and extend admission time while reducing the health care institutions income because the care provided for CAUTI is no longer reimbursable. This means that the health care institution owns that CAUTI and all of its associated cost to care for it. This paper…

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