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CATHETER ASSOCIATED URINARY TRACT INFECTIONSCatheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections in Long-Term Acute Care HospitalsSandra Luz HerreraWalden UniversityNURS6052N: Essentials of Evidence-Based PracticeJune 10, 2018
CATHETER ASSOCIATED URINARY TRACT INFECTIONSCatheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections in Long-Term Acute Care HospitalsReports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2017) account thatapproximately 75% of hospital-acquired urinary tract infections are associated with the use ofurinary catheters. The prolonged use of the urinary catheter is one of the most critical risk factorsin the development of a catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CDC, 2017). Thecomplications of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) cause an overabundance ofcomplications including but not limited to gram-negative bacteremia, sepsis, and mortality(Skanlon, 2017). The purpose of this paper is to determine best practices from research to helpreduce CAUTI rates at a Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH).Five Research Questions to Consider for Feasibility of Study1.In a Long-Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH), when is the insertion of an indwellingurinary catheter appropriate?

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Nursing, urinary tract infections, urinary tract infection, Urinary catheterization, Foley catheter

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