Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common in long-term care patients. With the goal of preventing future UTIs, older adults may be prescribed prolonged antibiotic regimens as one of several strategies to prevent UTIs. Uncertainties remain including the optimal prophylaxis duration, long-term effects on the health of older adults, impact on antimicrobial resistance, and the relationship to patient-centered outcomes.
Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information
Contact hours available until 9/23/21.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
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Accreditation Statement: The Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
The SUNA accreditation is reciprocal in the states and specialty organizations that recognize the ANCC-COA accreditation process. SUNA is also a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 5556. Accreditation and approved provider status of CE in nursing does not imply ANCC-COA approval or endorsement of any product, advertising, or educational content. SUNA urges all participants to be aware of the CE requirements for re-licensure in the states in which they hold a license.
Learning Outcome: After completing this educational activity, the learner will be able to apply the knowledge of current prophylactic use of antibiotics for treatment of UTI in the long-term care population to the broader movements such as antibiotic stewardship and to future directions of nursing research.