Prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infection

  • Rebecka Johansson
  • Kristin Nilsson

    Examensarbete: Kandidatexamen



    Background: After a while the usage of urinary catheters leads to UTI which for the patient means inconvenience, suffering and pain. Aim: The aim of this study was to illuminate how to prevent UTI from patients with indwelling catheter. Method: This study was a literature review in which the articles have been searched for in PubMed, Cinahl and ELIN@Kristianstad. Results: It is important for the nurse to clean the periutheral area before inserting the catheter, and has the knowledge of different cathetermaterials. Silver alloy-coated catheters reduces the rate of UTI. Discussion: It is important to remove the catheter when it is no longer needed in order to let the patient regain the integrity and self-esteem and also be relieved from discomfort, something that is important to every patient and for the nurse to observe.


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