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American Journal of Nursing Research. 2020, 8(4), 477-482
DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-8-4-8
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Effect of Catheter Care Maintenance Bundle on Reducing Incidence of Urinary Tract Infection among Catheterized Patients

Ghada Hassan Ahmed1, and Ghaydaa Ahmed Shehata2

1Lecturer of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Assiut University, Egypt

2Professor of neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Egypt

Pub. Date: June 21, 2020

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Ghada Hassan Ahmed and Ghaydaa Ahmed Shehata. Effect of Catheter Care Maintenance Bundle on Reducing Incidence of Urinary Tract Infection among Catheterized Patients. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2020; 8(4):477-482. doi: 10.12691/ajnr-8-4-8


Background: Infection of the urinary tract attributed to the use of an indwelling urinary catheter is one of the most common infections acquired by patients at health care centers. Aim: The primary aim of this study was to assess effect of catheter care maintenance bundle on reducing the incidence of urinary tract infection among catheterized patients. Setting: The study was conducted in the neurological department, affiliated to Assuit University Hospital Methods: This study was designed as interventional prospective study on purposive nonprobability sixty adult patients (experimental and control) undergoing urinary catheterization were included in this study. Results: There was a positive correlation between catheter care maintenance bundle and occurrence of urinary tract infection (P< 0.003). Conclusion: Implementation of catheter care maintenance bundle intervention resulted in a reduction in the incidence of urinary tract infection among catheterized patients. Recommendations: Application of the catheter care maintenance bundle at all the settings that deal with urinary catheterization to decrease the infection rate.

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