South Striving to Reduce Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections


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Below are the instructions for the capstone project paper. I have also attached a running accumulation of work over the course of 8 weeks that has been done to lead up to the final project. Hopefully this document will be kind of helpful in formulating a paper. As you can see, the capstone's PICOT is listed below as well. There are several references listed in the attached document that need to be used for the project as well. Paper must be written in APA format. Must use in-text citations (please quote correctly). Please be mindful of grammar, punctuation, and use of proper English. I have also attached a grading rubric as well.

Submit EBP project with Implementation Plan and Evaluation Plan.Note EBP plan should resemble plan on page 248 of the Melnyk text. This is your final capstone Master's level paper. Required Headings for the paper are listed below:

Headings in the EBP Paper:

Cultivate a Spirit of Inquiry

Clinical PICOT Question

Literature Review: The most relevant best evidence.

Critically appraisal of the Evidence

Project implementation

Evaluation of Outcomes

Disseminate the outcomes of the EBP decision or change.



PICOT: In hospitalized geriatric patients (P), does incorporating educational strategies into the patient’s plan of care and use of medicated urinary catheter (I), compared to use of a medicated urinary catheter alone (C), decrease incidence of inpatient catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI’s) (O) over a three-month period (T).

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School: UC Berkeley




Running head: HEALTH &MEDICAL


Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections
Student’s Name
Institutional Affiliation


Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections

There are a lot of impacts that come from hospital-acquired infections on patients, the
families and the hospitals in general. Due to these consequences, it would be upon these
hospitals to research on ways to reduce or control the spread of hospital-acquired infections that
are mostly caused by antibiotics resistant pathogens. Research shows that till date the hospitals
have not been able to manage the problem. The Nosocomial infections acquired in hospitals is a
reflection of multifaceted issues that need the method of multifaceted for a solution. Among the
hospital-acquired infections, the one that is ranked on top is the urinary tract infection.
According to the studies conducted by the American medical association has shown that there
are antibiotic-resistant pathogens which have developed drug resistance over the past decades.
Examples of such pathogens include Staphylococcus aureus, spectrum lactamase that produces
Escheria coli and Enterococci. The reason as to why the Staphylococcus aureus has developed
resistant is due to the repeated exposure to the penicillin-class antibiotics which plays a
significant role in Nosocomial urinary tract infections.
According to medical scholars, there are two sources of Staphylococcus aureus in
hospitals that is septic lesions and carriage sites of patients and personnel. There is a condition of
harboring pathogen inside the body it is known as a carriage. Carriage sites have a crucial role in
the approach taken in amid to control the issue of hospital-acquired Nosocomial infections. The
truth is that nursing as a practice never created the resistance to the antibiotics, but according to
the research conducted by medical scholars, it shows that they can facilitate the spread of these
resistant organisms. According to the studies conducted by the CDC, hospital-acquired



infections are infections acquired by patients in the course of receiving treatment of other
conditions in the healthcare setting (Saint et al., 2016).
The primary means of its spread in a hospital setting is from patient to patient via
transiently contaminated hands of hospitals officers or nurses that acquired the microorganisms
through coming into direct contact with a patient or through handling materials that have been
contaminated. Most hospital-acquired infections occur after forty-eight hours of admission or
within thirty days after a patient’s discharge. This project aims to determine if the rate of
hospital-acquired catheter-associated urinary tract infection experienced on patients that have
been admitted in healthcare facilities can improve through education offered to the staff
members plus the continuous use of nursing care through specific perineal infection control
interventions. Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is a urinary tract infection
which experienced as a result of introducing a catheter or tubes in the urethra and bladder
(Nowbakht et al., 2017).
Literature Review
The chapter provides a discussion of the prevalence plus the etiology of hospitalized
acquired infections particularly catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI). The section
provides a full description of the diagnostic measures for CAUTI. On top of that, there will be
some discussions related to the morbidity and the death cases related to CAUTI plus some
discussions concerning current treatments. In the end, the chapter will provide a synthesis of the
evidence concerning the methods of controlling the infection plus the educational interventions.
Hospital-acquired infections are experienced on hospitalized patients especially on patients who
were neither present nor incubating during the period they are admitted in the hospital. To



determine if the infections are acquired from the hospital it depends if the first symptoms are
seen after forty-eight hours after a patient’s admission or if it appears within thirty days after the
discharge of a patient. This infection in most occasions is connected to the method of treatment
or the process used by nurses while treating an initial patient sickness.
According to statistics on the hospital-acquired infections, it shows that the disease is
likely to occur in five percent o...

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