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Exploring Factors Associated With Nurses' Adoption of an Evidence-Based Practice to Reduce Duration of Catheterization

Conner, Brian T. PhD, RN, CNE; Kelechi, Teresa J. PhD, RN, GCNS-BC, CWCN, FAAN; Nemeth, Lynne S. PhD, RN; Mueller, Martina PhD; Edlund, Barbara J. PhD, APRN, ANP-BC; Krein, Sarah L. PhD, RN

doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e3182852ce7

Hospitalized adult patients are at increased risk for adverse outcomes, particularly when undergoing invasive procedures that include indwelling urinary catheterization. This study identified factors associated with nurses' adoption of an evidence-based practice to reduce the duration of catheterization and potential for catheter-associated urinary tract infections in hospitalized adults.

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College of Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina (Drs Conner, Kelechi, Nemeth, Mueller, and Edlund); and VA Center for Clinical Management Research, Ann Arbor VA HSR&D Center of Excellence, and Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan (Dr Krein).

Correspondence: Brian T. Conner, PhD, RN, CNE, College of Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina, 99 Jonathan Lucas St, Room No. 313, MSC 160, Charleston, SC 29425 (

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The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Accepted for Publication: January 2, 2013

Published online before print: February 5, 2013.

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