Urinary tract infections (UTIs) account for nearly seven million office visits and one million emergency department visits annually, at a cost of over one billion dollars. Almost half of all women will experience one UTI during their lifetime and yet over 50% of symptomatic women do not have culture documented UTIs. UTIs are over diagnosed and over treated, contributing to the increasing trend of bacterial resistance. Updated simple UTI guidelines, antibiotic resistance, and alternative management will be discussed.
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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.
Conferences Committee Disclosures:
Gina Powley, MSN, RN, ANP - Speakers bureau for Astellas
The Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education 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.
After completing this activity this activity, the learner will be able to assess, evaluate, treat and educate patients with UTIs in order to prevent unnecessary antibiotics with a goal of overall improvement of symptoms with the least invasive treatment.
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3/22/18 12:02 pm
More of a question. We currently give our office Cystoscopy patient's 1 Ciprofloxacin, "incase a bug slips in". Is that what the standard is ? and since it's only 1 tab does it set patient's up for resistance? I work for one of the VA Hospitals.