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Knowledge and Practices among Female Nurses on Insertion and Care of Indwelling Urinary Catheter to Female Patients in a Selected Teaching Hospital in Sri Lanka

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Priyantha Rohan,

University of Sri Jayewardenepura, LK
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Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
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Thamara D. Amarasekara

University of Sri Jayewardenepura, LK
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Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
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Abstract

Globally, catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is one of the most common hospital-acquired infections. By following proper guidelines and recommended practice regarding insertion and care of indwelling urinary catheter, one could prevent and reduce CAUTI. Knowledge and practices among nurses regarding the insertion and care of indwelling urinary catheter in female patients are highly essential to minimize complications related to indwelling urinary catheter among female patients. There are limited data available on this phenomenon in Sri Lanka. The purpose of this study was to determine knowledge and practices among nurses regarding the insertion and care of indwelling urinary catheter in female patients at a selected teaching hospital. A descriptive cross-sectional design was conducted among conveniently selected 122 nurses from a teaching hospital. A pre-tested (n=10), a semi-structured questionnaire, was used to collect data. Ethical approval was obtained from the ethics review committees of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, and Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Sri Lanka. Findings revealed that only 36% of the participants had a satisfactory level of knowledge on indwelling urinary catheter insertion. Most of the participants (79.5%) had a satisfactory level of practices regarding indwelling urinary catheter insertion. Majority of the participants (82%) had an unsatisfactory level of knowledge regarding indwelling urinary catheter care. Most of the participants (78.7%) had a satisfactory level of practices regarding indwelling urinary catheter care. In conclusion, the majority of the participants had an unsatisfactory level of knowledge regarding indwelling urinary catheter insertion and care. There is a need for education on indwelling urinary catheterization and care for nurses in Sri Lanka.
How to Cite: Rohan, P. and Amarasekara, T.D., 2019. Knowledge and Practices among Female Nurses on Insertion and Care of Indwelling Urinary Catheter to Female Patients in a Selected Teaching Hospital in Sri Lanka. OUSL Journal, 14(1), pp.103–120. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/ouslj.v14i1.7461
Published on 15 Aug 2019.
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