maggiejrn's Nursing Blog

By maggiejrn

Joined Aug 30, '09. Posts: 8 (113% Liked) Likes: 50

The following are articles I have written and shared with the nursing community. If you enjoy an article please leave a comment and tell me what you think.

Preventing FRUTI (Foley Related Urinary Tract Infection) in LTACH

While working as the Quality Manager for a LTACH (Long Term Acute Care Hospital) one of my responsibilities was Infection Control. As with most facilities our highest number of infections were FRUTI (Foley Related Urinary Tract Infections). There were a number of factors to consider. The biggest was NOT getting catheters out as soon as possible. If the doctor doesn't address it then the nurse should ask if there are any reasons the patient still needs the catheter. If not ask for an order to... Read More →



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