Preventing Urinary Tract Infections

 

Urinary tract infections, commonly abbreviated UTIs, are a serious health problem because of the frequency in which they occur and the fact that they are largely preventable. While anyone can get a UTI, some individuals, such as older adults, are particularly vulnerable to them. Because you will provide care to individuals at risk for UTIs, you must be able to take the appropriate actions to prevent UTIs from occurring. In this course, you will learn about the risk factors of UTIs as well as the steps you can take to prevent infections. You will also learn how to recognize the presence of a UTI and how they are treated.

$20.00

Hours: 0.25
REL-SRC-0-PUTI

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-PUTI
Hours: 0.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 2/28/2022
Learning Objectives:
Identify three factors that increase the risk for developing a UTI.
Describe four actions that can help prevent UTIs.
Explain how UTIs are recognized and treated.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Urinary Tract Infections A. Risk Factors B. Prevention C. Urinary Catheters D. Practice E. Signs and Symptoms F. Treatment G. Review Section 3: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations

Staff Writer: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP, WCC
Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP, WCC started working in the senior care industry in 2000. She is a certified Gerontological Nurse, a Director of Nursing Services – Certified, a Certified Dementia Practitioner, and Wound Care Certified. She has held positions including MDS Coordinator, Director of Nursing, Medicare Nurse Coordinator, Nurse Consultant, Area Manager, and Director of Quality Assurance. Her overall responsibility within each of these positions was to ensure residents received the highest quality of care. This included active participation in quality improvement initiatives, review of clinical records to identify areas of weakness, corroboration with the medical director to institute policies and procedures for resident care, and staff education/training. Additionally, she was responsible for maintaining an effective compliance program under a Quality of Care Corporate Integrity Agreement with the Office of Inspector General for a period of five years. She currently serves as the manager of curriculum design for post-acute care for Relias. Within this position, her responsibility is to oversee the development of online training modules for the post-acute care industry. She has served as the subject matter expert for courses on re-hospitalization, clinical skill reviews, and various OSHA and regulatory compliance topics. In addition, she has presented at various state conferences on mandatory compliance, quality assessment and assurance (QA&A), and quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI). Disclosure: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP, WCC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level General Staff; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
F Tags:
F690, F880
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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