Nursing proposal

Nursing Proposal Nursing Proposal The rate of patients diagnosed with urinary catheters, in the United s is said to be approximately 17-28%. Out of the patients diagnosed 80% of the patients have urinary tract infections that are linked to urinary catheters. A patient who gets infected with a catheter-associated UTI has a significant risk of the extend usage of the urinary catheter. Many disadvantages come about from the infection of catheter-associated urinary tract infection. The side effects include burden in paying hospital bills, long stay at the hospital, morbidity and mortality. Research indicates that an approximated number of reported infections of about 38, 000 are recorded in the year. Out of the reported cases, 9000 deaths are reported each year. A patients’ duration in the hospital is influenced by CAUTI, which can extend the period to up to 2-4 days. The United States government devotes a full660 million dollars. Treatment of the disease is quite expensive (Cdc. gov, 2015).
There is several health complications associated with urinary tract infections that a patients that can suffer if infected. Urinary tract infection damages the urinary drainage system of the patient and causes unnecessary antimicrobial use. The urinary drainage system if infected becomes the habitat for multidrug-resistant bacteria which is easily and quickly spread to other patients. The aim of this paper, the nursing proposal is to focus on the different ways of preventing and minimizing the rates of infections of CAUTI.
Patients diagnosed with CAUTI can implement quality improvement (QI) program that would help them improve their health and managements of the disease. The improvement (QI) program helps reduce the risks of CAUTI based on health care organization’s risk assessment. The program helps the patients monitor and use catheters appropriately. Improvement program helps identify and realize the importance of urinary catheter and also gives the necessary information on how and when to remove the catheters when it is no longer in need. An improvement (QI) program will help health care practitioners take great care of their patients and maintain the recommended standards of hygiene of the urinary catheter. With the help of the program experienced and well-trained health professionals will be able to insert urinary catheters using disinfected procedure and sterile equipment. The health care professionals will be in a position of maintaining the urinary catheters by ensuring that the urinary drainage system is free from blockage (Cdc. gov, 2015).
The recording of electronic medical records can be measured by a proposed outcome measurement tool. The records that are documented by the device include Visicu, Cerner, and Epic, which are important in the determining and identifying the dates of catheter insertions of their removal. Many health centers nowadays use the electronic medical record system since it helps ease the monitoring of CAUTI infections and progress in patients. Urinary catheters are considered most convenient for providers and caregivers. (2015) attributed the mortality to the lack of proper treatment of CAUTI that resulted to urosepsis. However with the incorporation of the improvement (IQ) program and electronic medical record system it is much easier to manage the illness easily.
Cdc. gov, (2015). CDC -CAUTI – HAI. Retrieved 20 April 2015, from http://www. cdc. gov/HAI/ca_uti/uti. html
(2015). Retrieved 20 April 2015, from http://www. apic. org/Resource_/TinyMceFileManager/epublications/CAUTI_feature_PS_fall_12. pdf