Predisposing Factors for the Occurence of Urinary Tract Infection Associated with the Use of Vesical Delay Catheter
Objective: To evaluate the predisposing factors for occurrence of Urinary Tract Infection associated with the maintenance of indwelling catheters in patients in an Intensive Care Unit. Methods: exploratory, descriptive study with a quantitative approach carried out in the Adult Intensive Care Unit of a University Hospital of the Federal University of Campina Grande, Paraiba. The sample consisted of 21 patients who used the Vesical Delay Catheter (CVD). The results were analyzed using statistical methods, performed tabulation and organization of data for analysis and discussion. Results: of the patients (87.5%) who were using CVD, of which (57.15%) were women and (43.85%) men. Among the main medical diagnosis was the prevalence of lung (18.75%). Among the internal participants, 67.7% were discharged with CVD. Upon the evaluation of CVD, the item that was not adequate corresponds to the fixing of the catheter. Conclusion: on the study realized, it was found the need for staff to be attentive to the proper handling of the CVD, attention for proper insertion technique, control the length of stay, participation in training programs, aimed at preventing the urinary site and dissemination of microorganisms.
Keywords: Urinary Catheterization; Intensive Care Units; Hospital Infection.
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