The state of diagnosis and treatment for female urinary tract infection (UTI), one of the most common bacterial infections of humans is reviewed in this presentation. The annual social cost of UTIs has been estimated at 1.6 billion dollars with 11.3 million antibiotic prescriptions annually. Despite elegant research into UTI pathophysiology, clinical care and prevention, strategies have not advanced in any meaningful way. This presentation includes new information about the urobiome and highlights opportunities to improve clinical care.
Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information
Contact hours available until 10/28/2020.
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.
Planning Committee Disclosures: Heather Schultz, MSN, RN, NP-C - AUA Leadership Position 2018 Program Planner
Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Linda Brubaker, MD
Editorial Stipends: JAMA (Associate Editor), Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Editor in Chief) and Up (Section Editor)
There are no other disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
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 continuing nursing education activity the learner will be able to describe the urobiome and implications on patient care.