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A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE ON PRACTICE REGARDING URINARY CATHETER MANAGEMENT AMONG STAFF NURSES IN SELECTED HOSPITAL AT MANGALURU

*Meenu Joshy, Meera Jose, Melbi George, Mereena Kurian, Merin Jose, Monolisa Antony and Anju Ullas

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Introduction: The excretory system is a passive biological system that removes excess, unnecessary materials from the body fluids of an organism, so as to help maintain internal chemical homeostasis and prevent damage to the body. Urinary catheters are used to to drain the urine from the urinary bladder. Urinary catheterization are mainly done in case of urinary retention, urinary incontinence, surgery in the genital area, surgery of prostate gland, spinal cord injury, spinabifida etc. Objectives: The study was carried out to determine the knowledge on practice regarding urinary catheter management among staff nurses and to find the association between the knowledge scores and selected demographic variables. Materials and method: A quantitative research approach with non experimental descriptive design was adopted to assess knowledge of staff nurses regarding catheter management at selected hospitals of Mangaluru. Content validity of the tool was established in consultation with 6 experts. The reliability of the tool was found to be r(10)= 0.738 which was statistically significant. The tool was found to be reliable. Non probability convenient sampling was conducted to find out the feasibility of the study. Data collected from the subjects were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. The sample size was 100. Results: The study result that the majority of the staff nurses (82%) had very good knowledge, 10% had good knowledge and 8% had excellent knowledge about catheter management. There was significant association between Knowledge and source of information (p value= 0.001 <0.05). There was no significant association between knowledge scores and other demographic variables. Conclusion: The study is conducted in staff nurses in selected hospital in Mangaluru to assess the knowledge on practice regarding urinary catheter management. There for the nursing staff should gain the knowledge regarding catheter management in hospitals and prevent CAUTI.

Keywords: Catheter management, Staff nurses.


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