Urinary Tract Infection Program Scheduled for August 21st in Richmond

The Virginia Health Care Association has scheduled a program, Prevention, Identification & Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections in LTC, for August 21st at the Holiday Inn Koger Conference Center in Richmond.

Misidentification and overtreatment of urinary tract infections (UTIs) with unnecessary antibiotics place residents at risk for development of infections that are multi-drug resistant, for additional infections, and for increases to the cost of care for residents and providers.

This full day program has been developed for administrators, nurses, staff responsible for infection prevention activities, local health department epidemiologists and communicable disease nurses, and nursing homes and assisted living facility surveyors.  The conference will provide attendees with an understanding of why residents are at risk for UTIs and will offer guidelines for appropriate identification for “when” and “how to” treat.  Attendees will hear how physicians and facility staff can work together to avoid the unnecessary use of antibiotics.

A review of regulatory compliance and guidance to surveyors will demonstrate the critical importance of appropriate identification, treatment and follow-up of UTIs.  Additionally, program presenters will provide protocols and best practices to promote urinary health.  They will also describe how to use the resources available in the toolkit, Successful Strategies for the Prevention of Urinary Tract Infections in Long Term Care.

For more information or online registration click here.