Challenges of UTI Surveillance, Diagnosis, & Management in Long-term Care

Event date: 3/2/2017

Urinary tract infections (UTI) are the second most frequent infection in long-term care facilities and the most common cause of hospitalization for bacterial infection. However, often times UTIs are misdiagnosed resulting in misuse of antibiotics1. Please join our webinar speakers, Denise Cooper, DNP, RN, ANP-BC and Lynn Spalding, MEd, RDN, CSG, FAND for a free, one hour, educational webinar to explore ways to identify UTIs more accurately, discuss ways to manage UTIs including the incorporation of nutrition-related strategies, and more!

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify challenges and strategies to monitor long-term care residents for symptoms associated with urinary tract infection
  • Differentiate urinary tract infection from asymptomatic bacteriuria in the long-term care population
  • Discuss evidence surrounding UTI diagnosis and current issues with antibiotic resistance
  • Identify nutrition-related strategies for UTI management including the use of cranberry and hydration
  • Apply knowledge gained about UTI surveillance, diagnosis and management to a clinical scenario

1Genao L, Buhr GT. Urinary Tract Infections in Older Adults Residing in Long-Term Care Facilities. Ann Longterm Care. 2012;20:33-8.

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