Urinary tract infections are the second most common site of infection affecting the elderly in both primary and secondary settings. Studies have shown 30%-50% of antibiotics prescribed are unnecessary or inappropriate. It is important providers make the correct diagnosis and select the correct antibiotic for the correct duration.
Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information
Contact hours available until 10/5/2021.
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.
Conferences Committee Disclosures: Melissa Batchelor-Murphy discloses that she serves in a consultant role as the owner of MBM Consulting, LLC.
Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure: There are no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: This session is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA).
Anthony J Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP5387.
Learning Outcome: After completing this learning activity, the participant will be able to outline the epidemiology of UTI in individuals over the age of 65 and discuss antibiotic stewardship.