Urinary Tract Infections: A Quality Assurance Rehabilitation Nursing Perspective

Authors

  • Kathy Ader MSN RN C,

    Clinical nurse specialist
    1. Great Lakes Regional Rehabilitation Center at Lorain Community Hospital in Lorain, OH
    2. MetroHealth Systems in Cleveland, OH
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  • Linda L. Brown Pierce MSN RN C CRRN,

    Clinical nurse specialist, Corresponding author
    1. Great Lakes Regional Rehabilitation Center at Lorain Community Hospital in Lorain, OH
    2. MetroHealth Systems in Cleveland, OH
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  • Judith P. Salter MSN RN CRRN

    Administrative nurse specialist
    1. Great Lakes Regional Rehabilitation Center at Lorain Community Hospital in Lorain, OH
    2. MetroHealth Systems in Cleveland, OH
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MetroHealth Systems, Nursing Office, #4 Hamann, 3359 Scranton Road, Cleveland, OH 44109.

Abstract

This article describes a quality assurance study related to urinary tract infections at the Great Lakes Regional Rehabilitation Center, Lorain Community Hospital, Lorain, OH. A literature review, methods, and study results are presented. Four practical strategies to deal with urinary tract infections are delineated.

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