National Prescribing Curriculum
Urinary tract infection
Provide care for Julianna, a patient presenting with dysuria (or pain when urinating).
The National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC) is a series of interactive case-based modules that encourage confident and rational prescribing. The modules follow a stepwise approach as outlined in the WHO Guide to Good Prescribing.
In this course you will provide care for Julianna, a patient presenting with dysuria (or pain when urinating).
On completion of this module, you should be able to:
- prescribe an appropriate first-line medicine for treatment of an uncomplicated UTI
- identify effective alternatives if your first-line choice is unsuitable in any particular case
- demonstrate awareness of the implications of penicillin hypersensitivity in the choice, or avoidance, of alternative antibiotics
- document important information that you would discuss with a patient with an uncomplicated UTI including non-pharmacological interventions.