PICOT QUESTION PAPER
PICOT Question Paper
Chronically ill patients tend to be the most vulnerable in the hospital setting as far as
Hospital Associated Infection is concerned. This group almost always require urinary catheters,
central line, or other invasive procedures as part of their management. According to Hernandez
(2019), catheter associated urinary tract infection (CAUTIs) is one of the most common hospital
acquired infections that can have detrimental effects on patients' lives hence the need for
The purpose of this Capstone project was to determine whether early removal of
indwelling catheters made a difference in reducing CAUTIs at Shannon Medical Center.
Literature to support this project was based on the following PICOT question: In chronically ill
adult patients receiving long term care(P) does early removal of indwelling urinary catheter (I)
compared to prolonged catheterization (C),affect the occurrence rates of catheter associated
urinary tract infections (O) over a three month period (T).
Nursing Intervention and Evidence based Solution
There have been several evidence-based solutions for indwelling catheter-associated
urinary tract infections, and nurses are the heart of it (Green, 2020). Nurses need to practice
indwelling catheter appropriateness to reduce and prevent such infections.