Background: Urinary tract infections are widespread among intensive care unit patients than in the general population. But what makes the occurrence of UTIs more common in ICU patients? Although studies about the prevalence of urinary tract infections are available, significantly less data is available on the onset of UTIs in intensive care units. Therefore, we aimed this study to evaluate the prevalence of urinary tract infections in ICU patients. We also tried to find out different risk factors and their possible solutions.
Aims and Objectives
Risk factors involved in the onset of urinary tract infections in ICU patients
To make recommendations based on the study
Materials and Methods
The primary target audience in our research work is particularly, i.e. intensive care unit patients. Therefore, we decided to collect data from 3 intensive care units from three hospitals. We also included a questionnaire for physicians to know their points of view about the issue. Finally, we collected data and compiled it in MS Excel for further processing.
Results: The prevalence of the population was found to be very high. Almost forty per cent was recorded.
Conclusion: Cleanliness, hygiene and proper sterilization is needed and is the need of the hour.