Optimizing the Catheter Care and Maintenance Strategy of Short-Term Catheterization among Hospitalized Patients in Microbiological Approach.

To optimize the allocation of nursing resources, we investigate an alternative strategy for indwelling catheter cleaning.

The present study involved a total of 117 male patients and 54 female patients, who were catheterized after urinary surgery from Aug 2018 to Feb 2019. The samples of indwelling catheter cleaning solutions were divided by two parts for microbiological culture and microbiome analysis.

No pathogenic bacteria were observed in the microbiological culture of the indwelling catheter cleaning samples from 24 h-uncleaned group and 48 h-uncleaned group. The microbiome analysis also showed no significant difference in bacterial diversity and quantity of the indwelling catheter cleaning solutions between the two groups.

The indwelling catheter cleaning for male after urinary surgery can be prolonged to 48 h. The result of this study provided reliable basis for optimizing the allocation of clinical nursing resources.

BioMed research international. 2020 Nov 28*** epublish ***

Xiaoqiong Peng, Wei Qian, Jingming Zhuang, Jing Zhang, Zhengping Wang, Lijuan Shen, Qing Chang, Xuefeng Gu, Junfeng Shi, Jiangang Hou

Department of Urology, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai 200040, China., Department of Surgery, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai 200040, China., Clinical Trials Unit, Jiading District Central Hospital Affiliated Shanghai University of Medicine & Health Sciences, Shanghai 201800, China., Shanghai General Practice Medical Education and Research Center, Jiading District Central Hospital Affiliated Shanghai University of Medicine & Health Sciences, 201800, China., Shanghai Key Laboratory of Molecular Imaging, Shanghai University of Medicine & Health Sciences, Shanghai 201318, China.

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