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.
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. References D. Congratulations!
Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, CDP, WCC started working in the senior care industry in 2000. She is a certified Gerontological Nurse, 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 Director of Curriculum Design & Research for Relias. Within this position, her responsibility is to oversee the development of online training modules across the healthcare continuum. She has served as the subject matter expert for courses on re-hospitalization, clinical skill reviews, leadership, management, 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, CDP, WCC has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.Expert Reviewer: Peggy Hewson, BScN, MaED
Peggy is a Health Services professional with over 38 years of progressive Nursing, Education, and Health Management experience including Critical Care Emergency Nursing, Case Management, and Home Care Senior Management. As Director of Product Management, Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centre’s, she was responsible for overseeing all aspects of software product delivery including implementation and constant improvement of a provincial home care solution and assessment solution for the Province of Ontario. Peggy is highly skilled in all aspects of communication and education, including facilitation, presentations, Disclosure: Peggy Hewson, BScN, MaED has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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