Urinary tract infection

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  • Sacramento Community Clinic Case Study

    This includes vision screening, blood pressure screening, weight evaluation, hearing screening, TB skin testing, UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) testing, STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection), pregnancy, and other services. This is a long list, but the department is more than capable of handling being able to provide all of the services. In addition to the full time nurse Barkley, there are a few other nurses…

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  • Pharmacist Autobiography

    The experiences and memories you make throughout life shape who you are. Whether this is a favorite class, a job, or, in my case, the passing of a loved one, these are pieces of who you become. Although these events seem to have no connection, they all have come together to show me which career suits be the best. From the beginning of high school to this last summer after the death of my grandmother, I knew that pharmacy was the career for me. I experienced one of my most life changing events…

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  • CAUTI Problem

    al., (2013) CAUTI’s are identified as one of the most common healthcare related infections. As a result of the high incidence of CAUTI’s, in 2008, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, stopped reimbursing hospitals for the costs of care for patients who develop a CAUTI during hospital stays (Kennedy et al., 2013). Unfortunately, there are approximately“One million catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) per year, associated with an additional cost of $676 per admission…

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  • Cystitis Research Paper

    bacterial infection known as a urinary tract infection or a UTI. A bladder infection can cause many problems and can eventually spread to the kidneys causing severe pain depending on the severity of the bacterial infection. The most common bacteria that is responsible for cystitis is, Escherichia coli (E. coli). Pyelonephritis is an example, cystitis and pyelonephritis share many similarities the difference between the two is where the infection is located. A lower urinary tract infection is…

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  • The Urinary System Case Study

    The urinary system consists of two kidneys, two ureters, a bladder and a urethra. The kidneys are bean shaped structures that filter blood and collect waste to form urine. The ureter which are like two tubes carry the formed urine to the bladder which hold the urine until it has been expelled through the urethra. A urinary tract infection is an infection which can happen anywhere along the tract. Most infections usually occur along the lower tract however it can spread to kidneys which can be…

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  • Operation STOP CAUTI Case Study

    implement multidimensional strategy to prevent CAUTI. The proposed INCC multidimensional strategy included implementation of practice bundle which includes training 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…

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  • Nurse Reflective Essay

    and showed the patient had 427 mL of fluid in her bladder, and required a catheter. The physician was called to determine if they should do an in-and-out cath or a Foley catheter. In the end, the Foley catheter won because it reduced the risk for infection and because our patient was incontinent of urine. Samantha got to insert a Foley catheter, which was neat to watch. She did a great job! I hope when I get to perform this skill that I will do a good job as…

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  • Evidence-Based Quality Improvement Project: Can Empowered Nurses Decrease CAUTI Rates?

    nurse-driven indwelling urinary catheter removal protocol affect knowledge of nurses taking care of patients with urinary catheters and the CAUTI rates in an acute care hospital in North Carolina ? Project Significance: An indwelling catheter removal protocol is a recommended tool and is part of a bundle used to prevent CAUTI. The lack of knowledge of its use and its importance may be directly related to high CAUTI rates O Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) can be…

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  • Pap Smear Case Study

    vomiting, hematemesis, abdominal pain, change in bowel habits, or heartburn. GU: Denies vaginal pruritis, discharge, or tenderness. Denies dyspareunia or change in libido. Denies history of pregnancy or STD. Denies hematuria, dysuria or change in urinary frequency. See HPI for additional information. Musculoskeletal: Denies muscle pain, arm or leg weakness, joint swelling or arthritis. Neurologic: Denies syncope, seizures, disorientation, anxiety, inability to concentrate, or difficulty with…

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  • Hospital Acquired Infections: A Literature Review

    Introduction Hospital acquired infections (HAI), also known as healthcare associated infections or nosocomial infections, are infections transmitted to patients while in a hospital or other healthcare facility. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2015), there were approximately 722,000 patients suffering from hospital acquired infections in the United States in 2011 of whom 75,000 suffered fatalities. Accordingly, hospital acquired infections accounted for more deaths…

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