Homework Question on Urine Catheterization
- Begin to incorporate evidence-based findings into nursing practice by describing specific results from a nursing research study and explaining how you will modify your own nursing care based on knowledge of these results (provide reference of nursing research study in APA format, 6th edition)
- Must relate to how the student has (with a specific patient) or will in the future (in general), change their nursing practice based on this new EBP information learned.
- What was being studied?
- How was the study done? Provide summary of method of study.
- What were the results/conclusions of the study?
- Needs to summarize the actual EBP research findings from an actual nursing article, not a summary box, and relate that to changes in nursing practice that they made or will make in how they deliver nursing care
- Study must be current—last 5 year and be nursing research.
- Must include source citation in APA format.
Homework Answer on Urine Catheterization
My main focus is the area of urine catheterization because it is one area that has not received much attention in the nursing profession. As per the resent research there are complications that develop after intermittent catheterization (IC) as a result of residual urine (Costa et al 2013). According to Krebs, Bartel and Pannek (2013), “…residual urine is considered to be an important risk factor for urine tract infection (UTIs)”, p.776.
It would be dangerous to overlook the small urine residue because it may predispose for infection. Currently intermittent catheterization has become a standard method for evacuating urine in the bladder on spinal cord injury (SCI) patients having urinal retention as a result of neurogenic lower urinal tract dysfunction (NLUTD). However, there is little research on the most likely effects of intermittent catheterization in evacuating urine from the bladder.
Current research conducted by Krebs, Bartel, and Pannek (2013) confirmed that when IC is applied correctly, it is an efficient method for bladder evacuation. Also, the research indicated that there is little risk when the urine residues are below 100mm.The risk of bacteriuria increase when the urine residual volumes exceed 100ml (Cowey et al, 2012). Such amount might arise in case of poor application of IC. There are also risk posed by intermittent catheters that are short than the required standard.