Connection Review Findings and Project Topic and Intervention
A review of the Catheter-Associated Urinary tract infection (CAUTI) problem and the cultural assessment indicated that CAUTI is serious public health concern that is highly prevalent among patients during they hospital stay. The problem contributes significantly to mortality and morbidity especially in critically ill, hospitalized patients (Assadi, 2018). However, this health condition is preventable through appropriate measures such as strict handwashing (Assadi, 2018). These findings connect to the research topic and capstone change project intervention in the sense that strict hand hygiene can reduce the risk of infection. Most importantly, healthcare providers are recommended to wash their hands using soap and water immediately before and after manipulating the catheter or infected site. Therefore, effective hand washing can be a practical way of minimising the risk of CAUTI.
Create awareness about the prevalence and consequences of CAUTI
Recognising the high incidence and severe effects and costs of CAUTI can attract attention towards this problem and encourage efforts to address it.
Identify risk factors for CAUTI in hospitalized patients
Understanding specific causes of CAUTI can help healthcare providers avoid practices that heighten the risk of infections. This knowledge will boost CAUTI prevention programs at the hospital and national levels.
Prevent the spread of bacteria and virus associated with CAUTI
Achieving this objective will improve patient outcomes, particularly healthcare associated infections (HAIs). Promoting effective prevention interventions such as maintaining strict hand hygiene can reduce the CAUTI rate of in hospitalized patients (Galiczewski & Shurpin, 2017).
Create awareness about the efficacy of effective hand washing in preventing CAUTI
This objective seeks to encourage healthcare institutions and practitioners to embrace evidence-based practices to prevent HAIs.
Advocating for Autonomy and Social Justice
The proposed project and its objectives advocate strongly for autonomy and social justice for individuals and diverse populations. The project calls for nurses and other healthcare providers to advocate for improved health of women with caesarian delivery. They can play this role by taking positive action to prevent CAUTI and HAIs in their organization and improve health outcomes in their community. The project calls for organized efforts aimed to influence healthcare policies and regulations, as well as public attitudes in order to create a more socially just society. Reducing CAUTI and HAIs in caesarian women will help reduce socioeconomic inequalities, protect social rights, and improve experiences of women in society.
Assadi, F. (2018). Strategies for preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections. International Journal of Preventive Medicine, 9. Web.
Galiczewski, J. M., & Shurpin, K. M. (2017). An intervention to improve the catheter associated urinary tract infection rate in a medical intensive care unit: direct observation of catheter insertion procedure. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, 40, 26-34. Web.