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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). 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 quite undignified; patients feeling embarrass when the drainage bag is empty by staff of the opposite…

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    During the recent years, changes on reimbursement has forced hospitals to re-examine current CAUTI prevention practices and consider new alternatives in an attempt to ensure payment for provided services. Previous studies have contributed to the currently used practices for the prevention of CAUTI which include proper insertion, catheter composition, maintenance and education. Despite the multiple attempts to prevent CAUTI, the rates remain high due to the prolonged duration of urinary…

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    Indwelling Urinary Catheters Foley catheters are used for many patients who have been admitted to the hospital, as well as patients who undergo lengthy surgeries. Approximately 15-25% of hospitalized patients are ordered an indwelling catheter during their stay; most of these patients stay catheterized for 2-4 days (Aljohi et al., 2016). It is important to use proper technique to avoid catheter acquired UTI’s (CAUTI’s) because hospitals don’t get money when patients receive hospital acquired…

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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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    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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    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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    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 Quasi-Experimental Study to Test a Prevention Bundle for Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections: A Study Critique This paper critiques Blanck, Donahue, Brentlinger, Stinger, and Polito’s study, A quasi-experimental study to test a prevention bundle for catheter-associated urinary tract infections (Blanck, Donahue, Brentlinger, Stinger, & Polito, 2014). The article describing this study was well-organized and easy-to-read; it tested the use of specific nursing practices to reduce…

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    INDWELLING 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.…

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