Urinary Track Infections Caused by Indwelling Catheter Research Critique

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Subject Area:Nursing

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Indwelling Catheter is considered one of the most prominent causes of the problem. Majority of patients who had urinal problems, hence, underwent an indwelling Catheter process end up with urinal infections leading to difficulty in urinating. The major problem is whether Indwelling is a major cause of Urinary Tract Infections. The indwelling catheter is suspected to cause UTIs who undergo orthopedic surgery. Background of the Study The nursing staff of a particular rehabilitation facility found a link between the incontinent of urine, and undiagnosed urinary tract infection (UTI). Similarly, they found that the treatment of the UTIs entails the administration of antibiotics. In the same line, the nursing staff indicated that most patients who had undergone various surgeries were more likely to develop the UTI. One of the major surgeries that were associated with the development of the UTI is the orthopedic surgery. Notably, patients who had undergone this type of surgery had an indwelling catheter inserted into them before the surgery. What is more, the catheter remained in their bodies for several days post the operation (Damani, 2011). This effect resulted in the onset of the UTIs. These observations necessitated a study that would generate deductions among the identified variables. It was on this note that Mathews et al. carried out a twelve months investigation to validate or challenge the above findings. In view of this, this paper offers a research critique of Mathews et al. ’s study that was conducted in the period between 2010 and 2011 (Dawa et al. Method of the Study The study employed a prospective cohort study and a crossover model for 216 patients at halftime.

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This involved recruitment of men and women over age 18 that required emergency assistance for stroke for a two-term period lasting eight months and five months respectively. During the research, patients received medication for the first period lasting about eight months with the insertion of BIP–silicone Foley catheter then the catheter was switched accordingly. The data was then collected through a record form, which included catheter insertion neurological diagnosis, withdrawal information, and hospitalization. The infections were all connected to the insertion of the indwelling urinary catheter. The patients who had the infection were administered with antibiotics, and they showed significant improvement. During this research, the participants did not undertake any personal interviews. Rather, information was collected from the laboratory reports and the discussions during the case management seminars (Stenzelius, Laszlo, Madeja, Pessah-Rasmusson, & Grabe, 2016).

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Result of the Study The authors reported a significant age difference between the patients in the two health centers, although the difference in diagnosis distribution was not significant. The main idea was to ensure that the analysis or research topic was ethically accepted, hence the data could be provided for the same. In handling information pertaining to the clients, many restrictions were advised to enable the patients have proper secrecy. Stigmatization of certain diseases in the name of doing research is also morally not right. Hence, the researcher must ensure that all the information that he or she has, does not contravene the legal rights of a patient. This research is also recommended to be done, only by those in the medical profession. The patients who had the infection were administered with antibiotics, and they showed significant improvement.

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During this research, the participants did not undertake any personal interviews. Rather, information was collected from the laboratory reports and the discussions during the case management seminars ("Using Electronic Surveillance to Facilitate Implementation of a Process Improvement Program for Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) Prevention," 2010). Given that majority of the cases point that majority of UTI originate from indwelling catheter, nurses and doctors in the medical profession are required to observe and apply the current findings in their practices. Thus, professionals should ensure that cases of UTIs are clearly reduced to considerable levels. The study is inclusive, applicable, and thorough in theory despite a few drawbacks in structure. References Ching, P. Prevention of Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) through bundle of care approach. Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection, 48(2), S26.

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Damani, N. Salamon, L. Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections: A Nurse-Sensitive Indicator in an Inpatient Rehabilitation Program. Rehabilitation Nursing, 34(6), 237-241. Stenzelius, K. Laszlo, L. bjca. Using Electronic Surveillance to Facilitate Implementation of a Process Improvement Program for Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) Prevention. American Journal of Infection Control, 38(5), e130-e131.

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