Identify a Problem (Cathter associated Urinary Tract Infection) Nursing

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Consider a clinical environment in which you are currently working or have recently worked. Identify a problem, issue, or educational deficit upon which to build a proposal for change.

In a paper of no more than 500 words, describe the nature of the problem, issue, or educational deficit. Include the following in your discussion:

1. The setting and/or context in which the problem, issue, or educational deficit can be observed.

2. Detailed description of the problem, issue, or educational deficit.

3. Impact of the problem, issue, or educational deficit on the work environment, the quality of care provided by staff, and patient outcomes.

4. Gravity of the problem, issue, or educational deficit and its significance to nursing.

5. Proposed solution to address the problem, issue, or educational deficit.

Description

It is well acknowledged that the duration of catheterization is directly related to the risk for developing urinary tract infection. In this regard, Lai and Fontecchio (2002) observe that during short-term catheterization, the incidences of infections are about 3 to 10%. On the other hand, patients who undergo long term catheterization have a 90% to 100% chance of developing bacteriuria (Lai & Fontecchio, 2002). Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) can lead to major complications and death and the most affected are the high-risk patients and those requiring long-term hospitalization.