Title

Why Does Grandma Have a UTI: Incontinence Pads, Indwelling Catheters and the Geriatric Population [Poster]

Faculty Mentor(s)

Dianne Nelson

Proposal Type

Poster

Location

Library Technology Center 3rd Floor Open Area

Start Date

29-3-2012 4:30 PM

End Date

29-3-2012 6:30 PM

Description/Abstract

The annual cost of nursing home admissions due to urinary tract infections is six billion dollars. This evidence-based practice project addresses the question: does the use of incontinence pads and indwelling catheters increase the risk of urinary tract infections in the geriatric population? We searched the databases Medline, Cinahl, Cochrane Review, and ProQuest bringing together various quantitative studies. Out of eighteen studies analyzed, the majority of these studies suggest that the risk of infections increases with the use of incontinence pads and indwelling urinary catheters. Implications for nursing practice include decreasing the use of pads in elderly patients and working to control urinary incontinence to reduce the numbers of urinary tract infections. [Poster]

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Why Does Grandma Have a UTI: Incontinence Pads, Indwelling Catheters and the Geriatric Population [Poster]

Library Technology Center 3rd Floor Open Area

The annual cost of nursing home admissions due to urinary tract infections is six billion dollars. This evidence-based practice project addresses the question: does the use of incontinence pads and indwelling catheters increase the risk of urinary tract infections in the geriatric population? We searched the databases Medline, Cinahl, Cochrane Review, and ProQuest bringing together various quantitative studies. Out of eighteen studies analyzed, the majority of these studies suggest that the risk of infections increases with the use of incontinence pads and indwelling urinary catheters. Implications for nursing practice include decreasing the use of pads in elderly patients and working to control urinary incontinence to reduce the numbers of urinary tract infections. [Poster]