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Jeral MackFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

Minor

Exercise Science-Wellness

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Poster Presentation

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The title of this research project is “Determining the Frequency for Chronic Foley Catheter Cleaning and Changing”. The project was conducted by Jeral Mack, a senior Murray State University School of Nursing student. The initial investigation for the topic of this research was to determine defined guidelines for chronic foley cleaning and changing for a hospital-specific policy. In this paper, an analysis of four published research articles was conducted to define the best practice for the prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) as it relates to chronic Foley catheter cleaning and changing in healthcare settings. In nursing, using the best scientific evidence-based practice is critical to the overall quality and effectiveness of patient care. Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are the most frequently reported hospital-acquired infections, (CDC, 2017). The effects of CAUTIs for patients are morbidity and mortality, greater healthcare costs, and lengthened hospital stays. Through the practice of good catheter care and decreasing the prolonged insertions of Foley catheters, the overall risk for a catheter-associated urinary tract infection is decreased.

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Determining the Frequency for Chronic Foley Catheter Cleaning and Changing

The title of this research project is “Determining the Frequency for Chronic Foley Catheter Cleaning and Changing”. The project was conducted by Jeral Mack, a senior Murray State University School of Nursing student. The initial investigation for the topic of this research was to determine defined guidelines for chronic foley cleaning and changing for a hospital-specific policy. In this paper, an analysis of four published research articles was conducted to define the best practice for the prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) as it relates to chronic Foley catheter cleaning and changing in healthcare settings. In nursing, using the best scientific evidence-based practice is critical to the overall quality and effectiveness of patient care. Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are the most frequently reported hospital-acquired infections, (CDC, 2017). The effects of CAUTIs for patients are morbidity and mortality, greater healthcare costs, and lengthened hospital stays. Through the practice of good catheter care and decreasing the prolonged insertions of Foley catheters, the overall risk for a catheter-associated urinary tract infection is decreased.

 

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