caring for catheter ridden patients in the near future, the study implicated daily perineal cleansing, and foley care, these are teachings that are taught to nurses in school and in orientation. It is very useful information for clinical practices, because it had medically fragile patients with chronic diagnoses existing before this study, and it had positive outcomes. Conclusion This study was conducted to inform readers to be more cautious in the time frame we leave a foley in place. It offers so many notions such as, patients with pre-existing diagnoses, hospital setting, females working with females, etc. It revealed the importance of cleaning the perineal area daily and foley care. It is attempting to make us aware of how we as health care providers are increasing nosocomial infections. Also, the article mentioned that a physician paid close attention to the study group and was making all decisions and placing all orders. Medical professionals have a responsibility to maintain, knowing is not enough, we need to take steps to decrease microorganism invasion.
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- Qualitative Research, urinary tract infection, Catheter, Urinary catheterization, Foley catheter