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Nursing Intervention for UTI Urinary Tract Infections

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

UTI Urinary Tract Infections

Nursing Intervention for UTI Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is defined as the presence of multiplying micro-organisms (bugs) in the tract through which urine flows from the kidneys via the bladder to the outside world.


UTI is 50 times more common in women, with about 5 per cent per year developing symptoms.

UTI is uncommon in men below 60 years of age, but the frequency is similar in men and women in older age groups.


Nursing Diagnosis for Urinary Tract Infections

Acute pain related to inflammation and infection of the urethra, bladder and other urinary tract structures.

Expected Result:
Pain is reduced / lost during and after micturition


Nursing Interventions and Rational for UTI Urinary Tract Infections :
  • Monitor urine color change, monitor the pattern of urination, the input and output every 8 hours and monitor the results of urinalysis repeated.
    Rational: to identify indications of progress or deviations from expected results.

  • Record the location, duration of the intensity scale (1-10) pain.
    Rational: to help evaluate the place of obstruction and cause pain.

  • Provide comfort measures, such as massage.
    Rational: increase relaxation, decrease muscle tension.

  • Provide perineal care
    Rational: to prevent contamination of the urethra.

  • If placed catheter, catheter treatment 2 times per day.
    Rational: The catheter provides a way for bacteria to enter the bladder and up into the urinary tract.

  • Divert attention to a pleasant thing.
    Rational: relaxation, avoiding too much pain.

 
 
 

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