Learning Outcomes for Week 2
- understanding that antibiotic resistance to first line UTI antibiotics such as trimethoprim is increasing.
- intention to carefully assess women’s urinary symptoms to determine the likelihood of UTI.
- understanding that some patients may not actually have a proven UTI (symptom dependent), so may not need antibiotics following consultation.
- intention to use nitrofurantoin first line for most women with acute uncomplicated UTI.
- knowledge of the value of Pivmecillinam for the treatment of UTI, especially in the elderly.
- intention to encourage self-care in the management of women with urinary symptoms.
- intention to share written information such as the TARGET UTI Leaflet with patients consulting with urinary symptoms.
- intention to undertake an audit of management, or antibiotic use of suspected UTI in your clinical setting.
TARGET Antibiotics – Prescribing in Primary Care
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