A patient on a medical floor has an indwelling catheter that has been in for 2 weeks. 1. Why are patients with indwelling urinary catheters at an increased risk for urinary tract infections? 2. In caring for a patient with an indwelling urinary catheter, what nursing actions can be employed to decrease the patient's risk for the development of a urinary tract infection?

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