The final report of this completed project is now available to download, and a Patient Information Leaflet developed during the project is available here. For an introduction to the project from the preliminary stages, see below.
Management of indwelling urinary catheters in community settings: using the experiences of patients, carers, community nurses and other health and social care staff to explore issues causing out of hours calls and co-produce an education/training strategy
Exploring the experiences of patients, carers, community nurses and other health and social care staff in relation to issues with indwelling urinary catheters in the community setting that trigger unplanned district nurse visits.
Evidence from staff from the West Dunbartonshire CHCP has identified that many unplanned visits are specifically related to blocked catheters and so close monitoring of this problem is indicated, with a view to implementing strategies to prevent blockages.
This study is being undertaken in West Dunbartonshire, which encompasses Clydebank, Dumbarton and Alexandria localities.
West Dumbarton Community Health and Care Partnership, and School of Health Nursing and Midwifery at the University of the West of Scotland.
District nurses will record data relating to catheterised patients and the incidence of blocked catheters within the two localities, Clydebank and Vale of Leven/Dumbarton, over the same two months. One to one interviews, either face to face or by telephone, will be carried out with: Health and social care staff managing catheters in the community; Catheterised community living patients; Relatives/carers supporting a person with a catheter.
The research will be undertaken between November 2014 and November 2015, with a view to producing an evidence-based education and training strategy.
|Prepare project documents and application for ethical approval
Negotiate access to relevant databases (EMIS, OOH, CNIS)
|November 2014 – end January 2015|
|Literature review||November 2014 – end February 2015|
|Data collection (baseline): Gather data from the Community nursing IT system||March 2015 to end April 2015|
|One to one interviews with:
||February 2015 to end April 2015|
|Data entry, transcription of interviews, analysis of data, prepare interim report||February 2015 to end May 2015|
|Develop education/training strategy in collaboration with volunteers, including patients, carers, and healthcare assistants.||June 2015 to end August 2015|
|Half-day event attended by NHS and social care staff, patients, and relatives/carers to feed-back preliminary results. A report will be prepared following the event.||September 2015|
|Further analysis and preparation of final report including input from feedback from half-day event||September to end October 2015|