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233 - Recurrent UTI's

‐ Mar 9, 2013 2:15pm

Urinary tract infections are very common. Sometimes these infections pursue a more challenging course by becoming rapidly recurrent, leading to an escalation in antibiotic courses, bacterial resistance pattern, and/or antibiotic allergies, that further complicate their management. This presentation reviews the suspected bladder mechanisms that can provoke bacterial persistence and recurrence of the infectious cycle in the bladder, the concept of biofilm formation, and the few methods of therapy available to eradicate these tenacious bacterial niches.

Contact hours available until 3/7/2015.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee Disclosures:

Donna J. Carrico, WHNP, MS/ Consultant/Presenter Bureau: Uroplasty Inc.
Tamara Dickinson, RN, CURN, CCCN, BCB-PMD/ Advisory Board:Hollister Inc, Seek Wellness

There are no other disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

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Accreditation of activities for contact hours does not imply approval or endorsement of any product, advertising, or educational content by the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation Statement:
Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial product.

SUNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number, CEP 5556.


  • Discuss the epidemiology, incidence and scope of UTI and recurrent UTI (RUTI).
  • Describe the on-going theories explaining UTI recurrences.
  • Outline current clinical research relevant to their practice.
  • Identify treatment options for UTI and RUTI.


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