Medicines Use Review

Antibiotics in urinary tract infections: ensuring appropriate use

This continuing professional development activity assists pharmacists and nurses to reflect on management of urinary tract infections (UTIs) and use of antibiotics.

  • Start: 8 September 2017
  • Cost: free

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Reflect on your current practice in managing urinary tract infections (UTIs) and generate solutions and improvements at a facility level to improve patient care.

Antibiotic resistance is a growing concern in residential aged care facilities (RACFs). There is a high prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria in aged care facilities and diagnosing symptomatic urinary tract infections (UTIs) requires assessment of new presenting signs and symptoms as well as consideration of other possible diagnoses.