Urinary Tract Infection Program Scheduled for August 21st in Richmond

Urinary tract infection (UTI), including catheter-associated UTI, is the most commonly reported and treated infection in nursing facilities. It is also a leading driver of 30-day hospital readmissions from those facilities.  As with CDI (Clostridium difficile), UTI treatment can be complicated by past antibiotic treatment. Unique diagnostic and management challenges for older patients can also add complexity.  

The Virginia Health Care Association is pleased to present, Prevention, Identification & Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections in LTC, on August 21st at the Holiday Inn Koger Conference Center in Richmond.

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 learn 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 and online registration click here.