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.
This activity has been accredited for 2 (Category 2) points in the RACGP QI&CPD Program for the 2017–2019 triennium (activity number 92381).
This activity has been accredited for 1 Core point in the ACRRM PD Program for the 2017–2019 triennium (activity code: 8215).
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.