Urinary Tract Infection: Uncomplicated Infections in Women- Pharmacy Technician

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Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most common outpatient infections, accounting for over 10 million office visits and 2-3 million emergency room visits each year. Women are more likely to experience a UTI than men and have a lifetime incidence as high as 60%. The likelihood of a UTI increases as women age; those over 65 years old have twice the incidence as younger females. In addition, 30 to 40% of women who experience a UTI have a recurrence, frequently within the next 3 months. The cost of evaluation and treatment of UTIs in the US is estimated at 2 billion dollars per year. Urinary tract infections include infection of the bladder and/or lower urinary tract (also called cystitis) and infection of the kidney and/or upper urinary tract (pyelonephritis). Most UTIs are acute simple cystitis. Recurrent UTIs (rUTIs) are common and affect women of all ages, ethnicities, education levels, and socioeconomic status. These infections reduce a woman’s quality of life and the mental stress of rUTIs sometimes leads to depression.
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Course Information

Target Audience

Tech Drug Therapy

Author
Laressa Bethishou
PharmD, APh, BCPS
Knowledge Level

General Overview

This activity will apply to a broad range of learning needs/pharmacy settings. It may include common disease state/therapy overivews and/or general pharmacy needs such as medication errors, immunizations, or law topics.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the preferred and alternative antibiotics (generic and brand names) that are used to treat uncomplicated recurrent UTIs in women. List the recommended dosing regimens and durations for treatment.
  • For each antibiotic that is used to treat uncomplicated recurrent UTIs, recognize the common side effects. Discuss the use of phenazopyradine for managing UTI symptoms.
  • Describe the various options (including antibiotic prophylaxis) that may help prevent urinary tract infections. For medications, recognize possible side effects, and appropriate regimens.

Course Accreditation

  • Activity Type:
    Knowledge
  • CE Broker
    20-878278
  • Universal Activity Number:
    Pharmacy Technician : 0798-0000-21-200-H01-T
PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

PharmCon, Inc. is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, attendees must answer poll questions where presented and complete a program evaluation. Attendees may immediately print their Statement of Credit or leave them stored on the website.

Technology Requirements

  • Hardware Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
  • Software Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
  • Network Requirements
    Broadband Internet Connection:
    T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
    4G cellular connection
Computer sharing is NOT permitted due to accreditation guidelines on activity monitoring. Credit is earned by one user per device.