Clinical case study

Urinary tract infections: exploring antibiotic treatment

This case study explores the diagnostic approach to managing urinary tract infections in residential aged care facility residents to reduce antibiotic resistance.

  • Cost: free

Urinary tract infections: exploring antibiotic treatment


It is recommended that 1 CPD hour be recorded for the purposes of self-directed CPD.



In this case study you will meet Clara Wainwright, an 82-year-old woman who lives in the local aged-care facility. Clara’s carer reports that she has symptoms of urge incontinence and goes to the toilet frequently at night.

Which medicines have the potential to cause urinary incontinence? How would you diagnose a UTI based on symptoms? What management options would you recommend for Clara’s asymptomatic bacteriuria? Which prophylactic treatment would be most appropriate for Clara?

Complete this case on the device of your choice (computer, tablet or smart phone). Receive instant feedback, compare your approach to that of your peers and read expert commentary by leading Australian, infectious diseases physician and microbiologist, Dr Tony Korman. You’ll need to register but it’s free and secure.