Bacteriuria in the Geriatric Patient: To Treat or Not to Treat - Asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) in geriatric patients can be difficult to differentiate from urinary tract infections (UTIs). This session discusses theevaluationand management of ASB and UTI in the geriatric patient and address the unique difficulties in assessing and diagnosing geriatric patients with impaired cognitive function and non-specific symptoms.
Diabetes Mellitus in Long-Term Care: Clinical Practice Update - APNs face many challenges in the management of diabetes in long-term care. This session explores the challenges faced in care and identify evidence-based practice recommendations for management of diabetes mellitus by integrating pertinent literature, federal regulations, and person-focused care.
Discuss definition of urinary tract infection (UTI) and asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB). (Squiers)
Determine prevalence, risk factors, evaluation, and prevention of bacterureria. (Squiers)
Analyze the difficulty in diagnosis with geriatric patients. (Squiers)
Discuss risk in treatment of ASB. (Squiers)
Identify guidelines pertinent to the management of DM in LTC. (Kim & Parish)
Identify three federal regulations impacting diabetic care in LTC and discuss one strategy to address each regulation. (Kim & Parish)
Discuss at least two ways in which to deliver person-centered care to residents with DM in an LTC setting. (Kim & Parish)