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According the Nursing and Midwife Council, it is the duty of a mentor to create a suitable environment that will allow for learning and development. The mentor should also familiarize the students with the risks associated with this process. This is so because indwelling urinary catheterisation is not a simple or risk-free procedure as many may think. It is approximated that urinary catheters cause 24 percent of all hospital infections. Patients who have catheters and get UTIs in primary care settings tend to have greater contact with their GP (Rhinehart Friedman& Rhinehart, 2006).
My first approach to the mentoring process was by uniting both the nursing team and the students. This was to help me achieve a conducive learning environment which is important for all the nursing teams and students to work together as a team. As stated by Doughty (2006), positive attitude contributes a lot to the learning process of indwelling urinary catheterisation. This will allow the student to gain the courage to approach the team without fear that will support them while onward hence making them become part of the nursing team. I chose ward environment since it was the most appropriate for this kind of process. The environment was very conducive because it provided the student with a chance to participate in real life nursing environment hence making it realistic. It will enhance their understanding by illustrating and showing the students the procedures followed and also introduce them to different types of equipment needed to carry out the process successfully. This strategy enabled the student to understand the process better than telling them theoretically since practical improves ones understanding about a particular topic as in this case the urinary catheterisation.
As said by Allen (2015), it is crucial to recognize different learning style and theories. In order to achieve effective learning, the students
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LIVING WITH A LONG-TERM URINARY CATHETER The objective of this paper is to critique my chosen research, “Living with a long-term urinary catheter: older people experiences”(Godfrey H. 2008). INTRODUCTION This essay will focus on the research process in familiarities of aged people coping with a permanent urinary catheter.
Do Catheter Washouts Extend Patency Time in Long-term Indwelling Urethral Catheters?
Catheter washout is a process applied in order to flush out the bladder through the catheter by introducing clean water. This process is used in order to keep the bladder and the catheter clean and free from any prospects of infection.
It is the most common type of nosocomial infection within nursing homes and its recurrence is a grave health issue, if healthcare providers do not take appropriate measures to contain and resolve this problem, which is a serious health hazard. UTI can lead to major health complications to human organs including ureters, bladder and kidney besides entailing complications like bacteremia.
However, indwelling catheters are associated with a number of complications; primarily urinary tract infections (UTIs) (Voss, 2009). It is estimated that between 16% and 25% of all patients hospitalized in the United States have indwelling catheters in place, but there are suggestions that as many as 21% of these did not meet established criteria for insertion and as many as 50% had the catheter in place for longer than required (Gotelli et al, 2008).
Urinary and digestive systems
The concentration of hydrogen ions is regulated in the proximal tubule and in the distal tubule. Bicarbonate from the body is filtered in the kidneys. However, it is not excreted and most of it is reabsorbed in the proximal tubules.
However, they are a potential source of blood stream infections (BSI). In fact, up to 20-40 percent of blood stream infections in hospitalized patients may be caused due to a CVC (NSW Health 2005). This nosocomial bacteremia is often referred to as 'line sepsis'.
The bladder washout has been found to be useful for the maintenance of the indwelling catheters as otherwise common urinary tract infections cannot be prevented. Washout with plain water should not be done. Only the prescribed
There are a lot of nursing interventions that are employed in the treatment and care of the patient. The assignment explores the nature of nursing intervention and reveals that not all of these nursing interventions are effective; some of them have been proven
Mr. Smith who is aged 60 years and has been suffering from hypertension for 20 years has developed edema due to destruction of small vessels of blood causing accumulation of fluid in the tissues.
Mr. Smith has developed arteriolar nephrosclerosis which is