This online learning module will provide you with an overview of the diagnostic approach to urinary tract infections in residents in aged-care facilities, consistent with the principles outlined in Therapeutic Guidelines: Antibiotic (Version 15).
This free interactive online learning module explores the diagnostic approach to managing urinary tract infections in residential aged care facility residents to reduce antibiotic resistance.
You'll learn when it's appropriate to test, treat and review patients with suspected urinary tract infections. You'll meet Mrs Jane Anderson, a 79-year-old woman recently admitted to an aged care facility who appears confused but with no urinary symptoms. We'll take you through likely clinical scenario's to determine the most appropriate management options.
This module aims to improve your knowledge, skills and confidence in managing UTIs and is suitable for nurses and health professionals working in aged care.
By completing this module you will be able to:
- classify diagnosis based on differential symptoms
- order investigations to identify the presence and aetiology of UTIs in aged-care residents
- define management of UTIs to reduce antibiotic resistance
- describe measures to prevent the development of UTIs in aged-care residents
- implement a systematic approach to review patients' current medicines and their ongoing use.