This session will provide participants with emerging information regarding urinary tract infection (UTI) management from national and international antimicrobial stewardship projects. The session will discuss implementation of new guidelines for the diagnosis of UTI, the development of new guidelines for the diagnosis and management of uncomplicated cystitis, and the presenter's experience in implementing a post-prescribing antibiotic time out as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Discuss facilitators and barriers with regard to implementation of a restrictive antibiotic prescription policy for UTI.
Describe new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of uncomplicated cystitis in nursing home residents.
Discuss factors to consider in the implementation of a post-prescribing antibiotic time out.
Professor of Old Age Medicine & Geriatric Ethics,
Amsterdam University Medical Centers, Amsterdam, Netherlands