Effectiveness of an Educational Program on the Reduction of Urinary Tract Infections in Long Term Care Residents

dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Andrea
dc.date.accessioned2023-05-26T12:56:10Z
dc.date.available2023-05-26T12:56:10Z
dc.date.issued2023-05-26
dc.description.abstractProblem: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a common, costly, yet preventable problem among residents in long-term care. Unlicensed staff are the primary caregivers of residents in long-term care and can implement strategies to prevent UTIs. Objective: The purpose of this quality improvement project was to determine if an evidence-based education presentation would increase the knowledge of unlicensed staff related to UTIs and prevention and reduce their occurrence. Methods: An evidence based education program was developed and presented to unlicensed staff who participated in the project. A validated pre- and post-assessment questionnaire was used to measure knowledge gained from the education. Results: The average score for pre- to post-assessment increased from 69.39 to 85.32. Retrospective chart reviews were completed for 94 patients three months before and three months after education was provided to determine if the intervention was effective in preventing UTIs. The result was a reduction from 19 to 12 UTIs, a 36.8% decrease between pre-intervention and post-intervention. Conclusion: Educating caregivers on prevention strategies for UTIs increased knowledge and reduced the number of UTIs documented in the facility.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://lair.lr.edu/handle/20.500.12862/141
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectResearch Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS::Caring sciences::Nursingen_US
dc.subjectUrinary Tract Infectionsen_US
dc.subjectLong-Term Careen_US
dc.subjectCaregiversen_US
dc.titleEffectiveness of an Educational Program on the Reduction of Urinary Tract Infections in Long Term Care Residentsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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