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Nursing actions to prevent urinary tract infection associated with long-standing bladder catheter

Keywords: Urinary tract infections , Catheters , indwelling , Intensive care units

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During hospital stay at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), many treatments and procedures can breakdown the body defense mechanisms leading to infections. Urinary tract infections are the most frequent. This study was carried out in order to emphasize the standardization of nurse care, with the aim of reducing the ICU patient risk of developing urinary tract infections associated with indwelling bladder catheters.


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