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Why was the UTI Program Developed?
It is common to find bacteria in the urine of the elderly – but it does not always mean that they have a UTI.
Older people are often given antibiotics for what health care providers and other caregivers assume to be UTIs.
It can be harmful to treat somebody with antibiotics when they don’t need them.
Antibiotic use can increase the risk of antibiotic resistance, which can make it more difficult to treat future infections.
Five key practice changes involved in the UTI Program
Implementing the UTI Program
The three phases of the UTI Program (assess, plan, implement) are designed to help LTCHs adopt and sustain best practices for managing and treating UTIs. Each phase is supported by tools and resources that have been developed based on current evidence in infection prevention and control, antimicrobial stewardship and clinical practice. The resources are listed in the pages that follow.
The Implementation Guide includes additional background information and details about the UTI Program’s activities and implementation strategies. We recommend downloading and/or printing the Implementation Guide for reference as you work through each of the implementation phases.
Checklists and Resources
Get to know the UTI Program advisory committee
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