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Running head: BENCHMARK- CAPSTONE PROJECT CHANGE PROPOSAL 1 Prevention of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections With A Nurse-Driven Protocol Sara Emalee Pate Grand Canyon University NRS 493 December 11, 2020
BENCHMARK- CAPSTONE PROJECT CHANGE PROPOSAL 2 Prevention of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections With A Nurse-Driven Protocol Background of Nurse-driven Protocol Prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infections is so important due to the infections that can be acquired within the urinary tract system. An infection that transpires secondary to the insertion of a urinary catheter is a catheter-associated urinary tract infection also known as a CAUTI. This is one of the leading causes of infections acquired within a hospital setting. This infection lengthens the patient’s stay in the hospital and hospitals are then accountable for the costs associated with the extended stay in the hospital. (Hernandez, King & Stewart, 2019, p. 29) Within each facility numerous measures are being taken to decrease or stop the level of catheter-associated urinary tract infections; however, with this being said it continues to be the main concern in health care across the world. Providers should establish countless resolutions for catheter-associated urinary tract infection occurrences. Patients, hospitals, and stakeholders are impacted negatively by these infections, that is why several methods for the incidences have been executed by many health care institutions. Nevertheless, the issues of nurse’s limited knowledge and observance contribute to the increased occurrence of catheter- associated urinary tract infections. Within this paper, it will review the writer’s proof-based practice change proposal as it relates to catheter-associated urinary tract infections being reduced and prevented by a nurse- driven protocol for fast removal of the urinary catheter. This review touches on the problem statement for this proposal, the purpose behind the proposal, a PICOT statement, the literature strategy employed, and the evaluation of the literature for this project. Lastly, this paper will
BENCHMARK- CAPSTONE PROJECT CHANGE PROPOSAL 3 deliberate more on the theory utilized, a proposed implementation plan for the proposal with its outcome measures, and the possible barriers to plan implementation and overcome. Problem statement The duration of a urinary catheterization remains a serious issue associated with catheter- associated urinary tract infections as it is a time crucial matter. As the number of catheterizations continues to increase within an acute hospital setting, the number of urinary tract infections continues to grow considerably. As the results increase, severe difficulties and even death can occur accounting for around 13,000 deaths yearly. (Carr, 2017) The incidence of a catheter- associated urinary tract infection ultimately results in a prolonged hospital stay for patients, worsening of their health conditions, causing a rise in cost for their health care, and could potentially lead to death.

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