Responses to classmates must consist of at least 350 words (not including the greeting and the references), do NOT repeat the same thing your classmate is saying, try to add something of value like a resource, educational information to give to patients, possible bad outcomes associated with the medicines discussed in the case, try to include a sample case you’ve seen at work and discuss how you feel about how that case was handled. Try to use supportive information such as current Tx guidelines, current research related to the treatment, anything that will enhance learning in the online classroom.
Research Title: Intensive Care Nurses’ Perceptions of the Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Preventive Measures
Purpose of the Project
Most of the CAUTI cases in the hospital are in the intensive care units, namely medical intensive care unit (MICU) and coronary care unit (CCU). More so, the voices of nurses are influential and essential (Raso, 2018) in identifying the right solutions to practice problems. Investigating on the intensive care nurses’ perception of the hospital’s CAUTI preventive measures serves as a method of identifying unseen gaps and other practice-related concerns that only the nurses at the bedside are aware of. This can open new horizons to holistic and innovative solutions to those gaps.
PICo and Research Questions
The Population-Interest-Context (PICo) method is used for this qualitative study. The population of focus are the nurses in the intensive care units at the proposed site of this study. The phenomenon of interest is the nurses’ perception of the CAUTI preventive measures. The context is the setting of the MICU and CCU. The following are my clinical questions for this study:
Do nurses perceive the existing protocol to be effective in preventing CAUTI?
What are the nurses’ perceived practice-related barriers to the hospital’s CAUTI prevention measures?
What interventions do nurses perceive as effective in addressing those barriers?
Here is a summary of my literature search results:
EBSCO CINAHL with Full Text
Last 5 years
Full text and peer reviewed
Free full text
Books and documents, clinical trial, meta-analysis
RCT, review, systematic review
I am excited to discover new information about my topic of interest!
Some Questions I have
I have a couple of questions about my literature search. I greatly appreciate your opinions and suggestions.
I was thinking of utilizing “urinary tract infection” and “Foley catheter” as my keywords, but the search results are very broad. Quite a number of those results are not related to CAUTI. Would CAUTI alone be a good keyword? Does our search have to use more than 1 keyword? I noticed that the more keywords I use, the broader my search results get. I want to keep my literature search narrowed and specific to CAUTI.
Would the three databases be enough to utilize? I noticed that the more databases I use, the more confusing my search journey gets! Maybe it is just me thinking too much? I will try Ovid and see how it goes.
Raso, R. (2018). Using our voices. Nursing Management, 49(1), 6. doi: 10.1097/01.NUMA.0000527721.87585.99