Urinary tract infection, or UTI, is a common infection among older adults but can be dangerous if left untreated. In the older adult, UTIs can cause symptoms that are not normally seen. The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with urinary tract infections and how the older adult population is affected. The anatomy and function of a normal genitourinary system is discussed, and age-specific signs and symptoms are presented. Information is provided on prevention strategies and the recognition of delirium in its three possible presentations.
This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.
Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO2235929
This course is approved as continuing education by the Oregon Department of Human Services in accordance with state regulation 411-057-0140 for Assisted Living Administrators, Residential Care facility Administrators and Memory Care Communities within the State of Oregon. This activity is approved by Oregon Department of Human Services for 0.50 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Overview of the Urinary System
Anatomy of the Urinary System
Section 3: Urinary Tract Infections
What is a UTI?
Types of UTIs
Section 4: Treatment and Prevention of UTIs
Catheters and UTIs
Section 5: Conclusion
Tameka N. Warren, MSN, RN, CLC, earned her Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing degrees from Indiana University School of Nursing at IUPUI, and her Associate of Science in Nursing from Ivy Tech College. She has over 17 years of nursing experience in public health, regulation, home health, leadership, education, maternal child community health, and long-term care environments. Tameka has served as a leader in home healthcare practices, quality improvement, and education as a community health nurse and a Public Health Nurse Surveyor (Home Health & Hospice) certified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS. She has served as a maternal and infant mortality advocate in managing home visiting services, supporting legislation to improve maternal child care in diverse communities, and as an ALPP Certified Lactation Counselor. She has also served as an Adjunct Clinical Professor to further awareness about the importance of community health nursing. Tameka’s passion is to serve the most vulnerable populations affected by health disparities and to inspire a new generation of nurses to do the same successfully.Disclosure: Tameka N. Warren, MSN, RN, CLC has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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