Strategies to prevent urinary tract infection from urinary catheter insertion in the emergency department.

@article{Burnett2010StrategiesTP,
  title={Strategies to prevent urinary tract infection from urinary catheter insertion in the emergency department.},
  author={Kimberly Parnell Burnett and Deborah Erickson and Ann Hunt and Lynn M Beaulieu and Peggy Bobo and Penny Shute},
  journal={Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association},
  year={2010},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={546-50}
}
Urinary catheters are commonly placed in ED patients to manage urine output, provide bladder drainage, and facilitate the care of patients with unstable hemodynamics. Many of these patients are admitted to the hospital for treatment, and the catheter may remain in place for days or during the entire time of hospitalization. There are risks associated with the use of urinary catheters. They can cause such complications as urethritis, urethral strictures, hematuria, and mechanical trauma. Bladder… CONTINUE READING
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