Online course

Managing UTIs in aged care

This course will provide you with an overview of the diagnostic approach to urinary tract infections (UTI) in residents in aged-care facilities.

  • Cost: free
Managing UTIs in aged care

CPD Points

Accreditation number: CX17009

This activity has been accredited for 1 hour of Group 1 CPD (or 1 CPD credit) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which be converted to 1 hour of Group 2 CPD (or 2 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

This activity meets the following competency standards as set out in the 2016 National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia:

  • 1.3 Practise within applicable legal framework
  • 2.1 Collaborate and work in partnership for the delivery of patient-centred, culturally responsive care
  • 2.2 Collaborate with professional colleagues
  • 2.3 Communicate effectively
  • 2.4 Apply interpersonal communication skills to address problems
  • 3.1 Develop a patient-centred, culturally responsive approach to medication management
  • 3.2 Implement the medication management strategy or plan
  • 3.3 Monitor and evaluate medication management
  • 3.5 Support Quality Use of Medicines
  • 4.4 Participate in organisational planning and review
  • 5.3 Research, synthesise and integrate evidence into practice


This course explores the diagnostic approach to managing urinary tract infections in residential aged care facility residents to reduce antibiotic resistance consistent with the principles outlined in Therapeutic Guidelines: Antibiotic (Version 15).

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 course aims to improve your knowledge, skills and confidence in managing UTIs and is suitable for nurses and health professionals working in aged care.