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below are two statements, both will need responses of approx 200-250 words using the references listed below

Problem statement

1. It is  not known if the implementation of a nurse-driven catheter removal protocol using the Agency for Healthcare and Quality (AHRQ) Comprehensive Unit base toolkit for reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infection – prompt removal protocol would impact catheter utilization days among adult patients admitted to a long-term acute care hospital.

Purpose statement

2.  The purpose of this quality improvement project is to determine if the implementation of   the Agency for Healthcare and Quality (AHRQ) Comprehensive Unit base toolkit for reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infection – prompt removal protocol would impact catheter utilization days among adult patients admitted to a long-term acute care hospital. The project is to be piloted over an eight-week period in a 52-bed urban long-term acute care hospital  in Virginia.

references to use:

Leontie, S. L. (2021). Utilizing a “fight the foley” bundle to reduce device utilization rates and catheter-associated urinary tract infections. Urologic Nursing, 41(4), 208–213.

Shadle, H. N., Sabol, V., Smith, A., Stafford, H., Thompson, J. A., & Bowers, M. (2021). A bundle-based approach to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections in the intensive care unit. Critical Care Nurse, 41(2), 62–71

Maxwell, M., Murphy, K., & McGettigan, M. (2018). Changing ICU culture to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections. Canadian Journal of Infection Control, 33(1), 39–43.

Tyson, A. F., Campbell, E. F., Spangler, L. R., Ross, S. W., Reinke, C. E., Passaretti, C. L., & Sing, R. F. (2020). Implementation of a nurse-driven protocol for catheter removal to decrease catheter-associated urinary tract infection rate in a surgical trauma ICU. Journal of Intensive Care Medicine, 35(8), 738–744.

McCoy, C., Paredes, M., Allen, S., Blackey, J., Nielsen, C., Paluzzi, A., Jonas, B., & Radovich, P. (2017). Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections: Implementing a protocol to decrease incidence in oncology populations. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 21(4), 460–465. https://doi-org.lopes.idm.oclc.org/10.1188/17.CJON.460-465