Acute Cystitis


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Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

1 Sep 2023

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

90 Minutes

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Activity Description

Urinary tract infections are the most common bacterial infection in women and result in roughly eight million emergency department or clinic visits and one hundred thousand hospital admissions per year. This results in $1.6 billion in healthcare dollars annually. Within a year of infection, 27 to 46% of women will have another UTI. This activity reviews the evaluation and management of urinary tract infections and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in caring for patients with urinary tract infections.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician associates, nurses, pharmacists, and nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Explain the difference between an uncomplicated urinary tract infection and a complicated urinary tract infection.
  • Describe the way a patient with a urinary tract infection might present.
  • Outline the evaluation of a patient with a urinary tract infection.
  • Explain the importance of a cohesive interprofessional team in treating patients with urinary tract infections.
  • Outline the pharmacologic therapy as it applies to Acute Cystitis


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Is there any evidence to support PCR testing for UTI/Recurrent UTI.

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great refresher for UTI, thanks!

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