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Sara Emalee PateGrand Canyon University NRS493October 31, 2020Capstone Topic SummaryIndwelling Foley catheters many times are necessary to give patient relief and treatmentwithin an acute care setting. Depending on the treatment for the patient whether they are havinga surgical procedure, intubated, sacral wounds, or having retention issues it is always imperativeto access the situation to decide when to take the Foley out. Unfortunately, Foley catheters canput patients at risk for catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI). Catheter associatedurinary tract infections are one of the most common health care associated infection that effectsthe length of stay tremendously, the patient discomfort, an increase health care costs, and evenmortality for the patient. In many instances, catheter associated urinary tract infections can beprevented by the nursing staff when a good evidence-based nurse-driven protocol and bladder
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