Despite being anong the most common infections, the diagnosis and management of urinary tract infections (UTIs) remains challenging, particularly among residents of post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) settings. Insufficient awareness of evidence-based guidelines regarding UTIs, entrenched practice partners, as well as pressure from other staff and concerned family members can all contribute to over-diagnosis and unnecessary antibiotic use for presumed UTIs.
The Infection Advisory Subcommittee of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine convened an expert review panel to review evidence about UTIs specifically in the PALTC setting. Panel members reviewed the existing evidence-based data and shared their expert opinions, focusing on best care practices, quality improvement and resident-centered care. To read the article on outcomes please click here.