International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 8, Part D (2015)
Knowledge regarding Catheter care among Staff Nurses
Background of the study A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection involving any part of the urinary system, including urethra, bladder, ureters, and kidney. As per National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) report UTIs are the most common type of healthcare-associated infections. Among UTIs acquired in the hospital, approximately 75% are associated with a urinary catheter, which is a tube inserted into the bladder through the urethra to drain urine. Between 15-25% of hospitalized patients receive urinary catheters during their hospital stay. The most important risk factor for developing a catheter-associated UTI (CAUTI) is prolonged use of the urinary catheter. Nurses are the primary managers of all the routine care and problem solving associated with patients who have indwelling urinary catheters. Objectives To assess the knowledge regarding catheter care among staff nurses To associate the level of knowledge regarding catheter care with their selected socio demographic variables. Methodology: Descriptive cross sectional design was adopted to assess the knowledge regarding catheter care among staff nurses in selected hospitals at Nellore. A sample size of 30 staff nurses were selected through non-probability convenience sampling. The data was collected by using structured knowledge questionnaire .The data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: The majority of the staff nurses 14(46.7%) had adequate knowledge, 10(33.3%) had moderately adequate knowledge and 6(20%) had inadequate knowledge regarding catheter care.rnConclusion: the study reveals that only 46.7% had adequate knowledge and there is a lack of knowledge among nurses.
How to cite this article:
K Prasanna, Radhika M. Knowledge regarding Catheter care among Staff Nurses. Int J Appl Res 2015;1(8):182-186.