Presenter Information

Brittany HargroveFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Healthcare practice and evidence-based research is beginning to show that the key to reducing the number of urinary tract infections and the average length of hospital stay in the cesarean section patient may all be in the timing. Research suggests that a time period of six hours after the insertion of the indwelling catheter may be the optimal time of removal in this patient population. The conclusion made following a review of the research available shows that, even though continued research is necessary, the reduction in the amount of time an indwelling catheter remained with the patient improved the overall outcomes.

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Timing is Everything; When to Remove an Indwelling Catheter from the Cesarean Patient

Healthcare practice and evidence-based research is beginning to show that the key to reducing the number of urinary tract infections and the average length of hospital stay in the cesarean section patient may all be in the timing. Research suggests that a time period of six hours after the insertion of the indwelling catheter may be the optimal time of removal in this patient population. The conclusion made following a review of the research available shows that, even though continued research is necessary, the reduction in the amount of time an indwelling catheter remained with the patient improved the overall outcomes.