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Does an Educational Intervention for a Nurse-Driven Indwelling Urinary Catheter Protocol Increase Nurses’ Knowledge and Compliance to the Protocol?

Title: Does an Educational Intervention for a Nurse-Driven Indwelling Urinary Catheter Protocol Increase Nurses’ Knowledge and Compliance to the Protocol?.
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Name(s): Miller, Meghan, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Research Report
Date Issued: 2018-04-24
Physical Form: computer
Physical Form: online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Purpose: Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) are responsible for approximately 40% of all hospital acquired infections. Over the past several years, hospitals have developed tools attempting to decrease CAUTI rates. Research suggests that nurse-driven protocols are effective in reducing CAUTI rates. The purpose of this project was to evaluate the effectiveness of an educational intervention related to a nurse-driven urinary catheter protocol in increasing registered nurses’ (RN) knowledge and compliance to the protocol. Methods:This study utilized a quasi-experimental pre-test, post-test and compliance self-report, to assess RNs’ knowledge and compliance to a nurse driven-urinary catheter protocol at a Southwest Florida hospital. RNs attended a nurse-driven protocol educational intervention, in which they completed both pre and post surveys and a compliance self-reports. The surveys and compliance self-reports were administered through SurveyMonkey. RNs reported compliance to the protocol on a Likert-type scale from 1-5. A paired sample t-test was done to compare the pretest and posttest results. A second paired sample t-test was done to compare the compliance self-reports completed before and after the educational session. Results: Thirty-two RNs participated in the study. The mean compliance prior to the educational intervention was 4.2, which increased to 4.7 after the educational intervention. The mean score on the pretest was 77%, increasing to 92% on the posttest. Discussion: Overall, the educational intervention was successful in increasing RNs’ knowledge and compliance to the nurse-driven urinary catheter protocol. Conclusion: The results suggest that providing education to RNs is critical. Reported compliance to the nurse-driven urinary catheter protocol is a critical step in increasing patient safety and decreasing the risks of CAUTIs.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1524596940_51d3cd69 (IID)
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1524596940_51d3cd69
Owner Institution: FSU

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Miller, M. (2018). Does an Educational Intervention for a Nurse-Driven Indwelling Urinary Catheter Protocol Increase Nurses’ Knowledge and Compliance to the Protocol? Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1524596940_51d3cd69