Marianjoy Library

Online Nursing Journal Club

August, 2012


Reading Assignment: Article

Urinary tract infections in patients admitted to rehabilitation from acute care settings: a descriptive research study.
Romito D, Beaudoin JM, Stein P.
Rehabilitation Nursing. 2011 Sep-Oct;36(5):216-22.

The use of an indwelling urinary catheter comes with associated risks. At a hospital in southern California, nurses on the acute rehabilitation unit suspected their patients were arriving from acute care with undiagnosed urinary tract infections (UTIs). This descriptive research study quantified the incidence of UTI on admission to a rehabilitation unit and correlations with catheter use. During the study period, 132 patients were admitted to acute rehabilitation from an acute care setting, and 123 met criteria to participate in the study. Among participants, 12% had a UTI upon admission. Questionnaires examined nursing attitudes toward appropriate urinary catheter use and proactive catheter removal. The data revealed that nurses want to be involved in decisions about urinary catheter use and that medical/surgical and rehabilitation nurses agree strongly about advocating for patients with indwelling urinary catheters.

PMID: 21882801 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Full-text online: Available to Marianjoy Associates only via Hospital Network



  1. Identify one role nurses can play in decreasing catheter use
  2. Identify one adverse consequence of CAUTI
  3. Describe one appropriate indication for catheterization
  4. List one limitation to the study identified by the authors

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Available Credits: 0.50 hour of CE credit

Instructions for receiving the credits:
There are 3 parts to earning CE credit for this article. All components must be completed between August 1 and August 31, 2012:

  1. After reading the article, there is a short post-test on the Learning Link. By signing up for this month’s article, the post-test will automatically be loaded on your Learning Link plan. You must complete the post-test on or before August 31 and score at least 80% correct to earn CE credit.
  2. As part of the requirements to earn the CE credit, you must participate in a discussion about the article. This discussion will take place via e-mail. A Nursing Journal Club designee will generate the discussion on August 8. You must respond / participate in the discussion at least 1 time by August 29 to be compliant.
  3. An evaluation of this learning opportunity is required to obtain the CE credit. A link to the evaluation will be found in the post-test.

It should take you less than 1 hour to read the article, take the quiz and complete the evaluation.

Remember, to receive subsequent articles each month, you must respond to each new e-mail announcement. We anticipate the article announcement e-mails to go out around the 15th of each month.

We are excited that you are interested in this new opportunity. We welcome any comments or suggestions you may have.

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital – Professional Practice Committee is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Illinois Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

As required by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Accreditation Program, we would like to make you aware of all potential conflicts of interest(s). This educational activity’s planners and the presenter(s) have indicated they have no bias or conflict of interest. There has been no commercial support for this program.

The Marianjoy Online Nursing Journal Club is a joint effort between the Nursing Department, the Medical Library, and the Research Department.







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