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    An infection that involves the urethra, uterus, kidney and bladder is considered to be a urinary tract infection, or UTI (CDC, 2015). Normally, bacteria do not live in those areas, but if the bacterium does come in contact with those areas, an infection will occur. Symptoms of a urinary tract infection include burning sensations, pain in the lower abdomen, an increase in the frequency of urination and occasionally bloody urine. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a thin tube that is placed in the bladder to drain 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 or kidneys, which is known as a catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) (CDC,…

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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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    Urinary Tract Infections “About 50% of women and 12% of men will have a urinary tract infection (UTI) at some time in their lives” (Richards, 2008).UTIs are the second particular type of infection. The bladder contains urine that is sterile. The urinary system compromise of the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. The urinary system removes filtered liquid waste and urine. UTIs can occurs any area along the urinary tract. UTIs can be classified as lower and upper depending on the area of the…

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    Gould, C. (n.d.). Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Toolkit Activity C: ELC Prevention Collaboratives. Retrieved January 24, 2017, from https://www.cdc.gov/hai/pdfs/toolkits/cautitoolkit_3_10.pdf This article published by the Centers for Disease Control, or CDC, discusses the background and impact of catheter associated urinary tract infections on the public. It references the cost, incidence, prevalence, and death rates nationally. The background information includes the…

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    Introduction For many centuries, cranberries have been the focus of interest owing to their beneficial effects in preventing Urinary Tract Infections (UTI). Cranberry juice has been used to treat UTI by natives of North America since 1683 (Dan et al, 2004). American Indians used the berries to treat kidney and bladder ailments, calm nerves and draw poison from arrow wounds. American mariners and whalers consumed cranberries to deter scurvy while on voyages in high seas (Yu, 2011). The term…

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    Urinary Tract Infections Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are very common problem and about five percent of all visits to primary care physicians are for UTI. Approximately 40 percent of women and 12 percent of men will experience at least one symptomatic urinary tract infection during their lifetime. Symptoms of a urinary tract infection? UTIs can present with pain in your abdomen and pelvic area and may make you feel like emptying your bladder more often. You may even try to urinate…

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    in the urinary tract. This is just from my general knowledge however, I did some more research for not just this essay but for my own knowledge as well. I found that there are 10 tips to preventing Urinary Tract Infections. (1) “Let the genital area breath. That means to wear loose fitting pants.” (2) “Opt for pads rather than tampons. Tampons can increase the risk of an UTI.” (3) “Don 't douche.” No perfumed products near the lady bits. (4) “Choose showers over baths. To…

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    A urinary tract infection is when one or more parts of the urinary system, for example the kidneys, ureters, bladder, or urethra, becomes infected with a pathogen. The most common infections are the kidney and bladder. The body symptoms affected in this case are; the urinary system. Symptoms of a bladder infection, ( which is in the urinary system) include urinary frequency, urgency, painful urination, pain above the pubic region, WBC’s, and bacteria in urine. Symptoms of a kidney infection,…

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    Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are problematic for many hospitals. They add up to forty percent of the reported nosocomial infections and are considered the most common (Elpern, 2016). Every year The Joint Commissions produces a goals list in which establishes areas that require improvement within the health care system. In the most current edition of 2016, the article acknowledges this issue and speaks about how we can decrease the number by employing evidence-based…

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    Urinary Tract Infections, or UTIs, effect many people at least once during their lifetime; however, UTIs primarily effect women. To begin, a Urinary Tract Infection is an infection of the urethra, bladder, or kidneys and can be caused by several different types of bacteria, by far the most common being Escherichia coli, or in other terms E. coli (Djordjevic). More times than not, the E. coli bacteria is able to get to the urethra from the anus through poor hygiene (Wexler), spreading through…

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