Urinary Tract Infection in Pregnancy


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Pharmacology Credits


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Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

20 Apr 2024

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

90 Minutes

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Activity Description

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) during pregnancy represent a common yet potentially serious complication, posing risks to both maternal and fetal health. Pregnancy induces anatomical and physiological changes that increase the susceptibility to UTIs, making it crucial to understand the unique dynamics of these infections in this population. Untreated UTIs can lead to complications such as pyelonephritis, preterm birth, low birth weight, and even maternal sepsis, highlighting the importance of prompt diagnosis and management.

Participants of this course will gain a deep understanding of UTIs in pregnancy, starting with an overview of the epidemiology and risk factors associated with this condition. This review will explore the physiological changes that occur during pregnancy that predispose females to UTIs and discuss the clinical manifestations that may vary from asymptomatic bacteriuria to acute pyelonephritis. Diagnostic modalities, including urinalysis and urine culture interpretation, will be thoroughly examined to ensure accurate and timely diagnosis. Treatment options, including antibiotic selection and duration, will be discussed in light of their efficacy and safety during pregnancy. Strategies for preventing UTIs will be explored. This activity will highlight the significance of the interprofessional team, including obstetricians, midwives, nurses, and pharmacists, in managing UTIs in pregnancy. 

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:

  • Identify common predisposing factors and bacterial etiologies of urinary tract infections in pregnancy.

  • Assess how to diagnose asymptomatic bacteriuria and urinary tract infections in pregnant patients.

  • Select the treatment options available for urinary tract infections in pregnant patients.

  • Apply effective strategies to improve care coordination among interprofessional team members to facilitate positive outcomes for patients with urinary tract infections in pregnancy.

  • Outline the pharmacologic therapy as it applies to Urinary Tract Infection in Pregnancy


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  3. Study the educational content of the enduring material.
  4. Choose the best answer to each activity test question. To receive credit and a certificate, you must pass the test questions with a minimum score of 100%.
  5. Complete the post-activity assessment survey.

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