Evidence Based Best Practices in Clinical Healthcare

Title

Don't Get Caught With A Cauti

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

Minor

N/A

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Dr. Marcia Hobbs

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Catheters play a very important role in the healthcare setting. They remove urine from the bladder when the bladder has no way of emptying itself. Although, this sterile procedure helps the human body in elimination it also can hurt the body by causing infection. Catheter associate urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) make up the largest portion of healthcare associated infections (HAI). CAUTIs can lead to serious complications including cystitis, pyelonephritis, gram-negative bacteremia, prostatitis, epididymitis, septic arthritis, endophthalmitis, urosepsis, and even death (Finan, 2012).

Location

Large Ballroom, Curris Center, Murray State University

Start Date

14-11-2016 11:30 AM

End Date

14-11-2016 1:30 PM

Affiliations

Nursing

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Don't Get Caught With A Cauti

Large Ballroom, Curris Center, Murray State University

Catheters play a very important role in the healthcare setting. They remove urine from the bladder when the bladder has no way of emptying itself. Although, this sterile procedure helps the human body in elimination it also can hurt the body by causing infection. Catheter associate urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) make up the largest portion of healthcare associated infections (HAI). CAUTIs can lead to serious complications including cystitis, pyelonephritis, gram-negative bacteremia, prostatitis, epididymitis, septic arthritis, endophthalmitis, urosepsis, and even death (Finan, 2012).