Acute Pyelonephritis

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1.50

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Expiration Date

31 Dec 2025

Last Reviewed

1 Jan 2023

Estimated Time To Finish

90 Minutes

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Acute pyelonephritis is a bacterial infection causing inflammation of the kidneys. Pyelonephritis occurs as a complication of an ascending urinary tract infection that spreads from the bladder to the kidneys. Symptoms usually include fever, flank pain, nausea, vomiting, burning with urination, increased frequency, and urgency. This activity outlines the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of acute pyelonephritis and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in caring for patients with the condition.

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At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Describe the population most at risk for pyelonephritis.
  • Describe expected signs and symptoms in a patient with pyelonephritis.
  • Distinguish patients that can be managed on an outpatient basis from patients that require inpatient treatment.
  • Explain the importance of a coordinated, interprofessional team approach to caring for patients with acute pyelonephritis.

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