Development of an evidence-based protocol for reduction of indwelling urinary catheter usage

Medsurg Nurs. 2007 Jun;16(3):157-61.

Abstract

Studies indicate 40% of indwelling urinary catheters are unnecessary in hospitalized patients (Gardam, Amihod, Orenstein, Consolacion, & Miller, 1998; Gokula, Hickner, & Smith, 2004). The results of a protocol developed to limit catheter use are described.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Catheters, Indwelling / adverse effects
  • Clinical Nursing Research / organization & administration*
  • Clinical Protocols*
  • Evidence-Based Medicine / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Illinois
  • Nursing Assessment
  • Organizational Innovation
  • Patient Selection*
  • Pilot Projects
  • Professional Staff Committees / organization & administration
  • Research Design
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Time Factors
  • Total Quality Management / organization & administration*
  • Unnecessary Procedures / adverse effects
  • Unnecessary Procedures / statistics & numerical data
  • Urinary Catheterization / adverse effects
  • Urinary Catheterization / nursing*
  • Urinary Catheterization / statistics & numerical data