Title

When an Indwelling Catheter is too Invasive

Presenter Information

Madison RashFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

Presentation Format

Event

Abstract/Description

Many people have indwelling catheters placed daily when being hospitalized. When an indwelling catheter is placed the patients risk for a hospitalized acquired infection instantly increases. The purpose of this research is to identify the appropriate reasons to have a catheter placed, and if there is a way to use a less invasive device then to use it first. Evidence based research was used to come up with the correction of only using indwelling catheters for hourly measurements of urine output instead of for daily measurements for critically ill patients as well.

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Evidence Based Best Practices in Clinical Healthcare

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When an Indwelling Catheter is too Invasive

Many people have indwelling catheters placed daily when being hospitalized. When an indwelling catheter is placed the patients risk for a hospitalized acquired infection instantly increases. The purpose of this research is to identify the appropriate reasons to have a catheter placed, and if there is a way to use a less invasive device then to use it first. Evidence based research was used to come up with the correction of only using indwelling catheters for hourly measurements of urine output instead of for daily measurements for critically ill patients as well.