Attitude and practice of Nurses toward prevention of catheter associated urinary tract infection at federal medical center Azare, Nigeria
Ahmad Abdulkadir Dahuwa and Sulaiman Umar
Urinary Tract Infections (UTIS) are the most common type of healthcare-associated infection reported, among UTIS acquired in the hospital, approximately 75% are associatessd to urinary catheter. The aim of this study is to determine the attitude and practice of nurses toward prevention of Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI). A cross sectional survey design was used to select the sample of 148 Nurses. The data were collected using self-structured questionnaire and analyzed using SPSS version 16.0. The result shows that most of the respondents are males (59.1%) within the age range of 31-40years (56.9%) and with working experience of >3years (70.1%). The attitude of the respondent toward CAUTI prevention was good; practice was very good with more than 80%, catheter care was very good also with 84.7% agree that closed drainage system will prevent CAUTI. In conclusion the respondents shows good attitude and practice toward prevention of CAUTI.
Ahmad Abdulkadir Dahuwa, Sulaiman Umar. Attitude and practice of Nurses toward prevention of catheter associated urinary tract infection at federal medical center Azare, Nigeria. Int J Adv Res Nurs 2021;4(1):01-05.