Urinary Tract Infection: Uncomplicated Infections in Women- Pharmacist

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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

Pharmacist

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

  • Describe the differences between complicated and uncomplicated UTIs. List the risk factors, symptoms, and bacterial pathogens involved with UTIs.
  • Discuss the management of a woman with uncomplicated rUTI. List first-line antibiotics and state the dose, common side effects, and recommended duration of treatment for each. List alternative agents and regimens.
  • Counsel patients regarding preventive measures for recurrent UTI, including the use of antibiotic prophylaxis.

Course Accreditation

  • Activity Type:
    Application
  • CE Broker
    878278
  • Universal Activity Number:
    Pharmacist : 0798-0000-21-200-H01-P
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.

Credit for this program is issued by passing the final test hosted at www.RxConsultant.com with a score of 70% or higher.

Technology Requirements

  • Hardware Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
  • Software Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
  • 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.