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Enfermería Global

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GUIMARAES, Marcelle Sampaio de Freitas et al. Collect of uroculture by urinary catheter in child: a systematic observation. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2015, vol.14, n.37, pp.84-98. ISSN 1695-6141.

Urinary tract infection is characterized by invasion of microorganisms in the urinary tract, one of the most frequent pathologies in all age groups, especially in children. The uroculture is considered the gold standard method of diagnosis for offering high positive predictive value, if guaranteed aseptic technique during the urine collected. The assessment study, prospective and quantitative aimed to compare the results of urine cultures for catheter collected by nurses in the clinic and infirmary of a University Hospital Pediatric, considering the material and the technique used in the procedure. The study population consisted of 12 nurses and 4 nursing home residents and the results of 300 samples of uroculture in the period June-August 2012. Data were collected through systematic observation and technical documentation. Results showed higher contamination procedure Infirmary (13.3%) than in the Clinic (1.3%), which we used urine specific kit.

Keywords : Urinary Catherization; Urinary Tract Infections; Pediatric Nursing.

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