Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections


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Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

13 Nov 2023

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

120 Minutes

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Activity Description

Uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most common bacterial infections encountered in clinical practice. They primarily affect the lower urinary tract, involving the bladder and associated structures. Unlike complicated UTIs, uncomplicated cases occur in otherwise healthy individuals with no structural abnormalities of the urinary tract or significant comorbidities. Although some cases may resolve spontaneously, many patients seek therapy for symptom relief and to prevent potential complications. Prompt and accurate diagnosis of uncomplicated UTIs is essential for timely and appropriate management. Preventative strategies to reduce UTIs are critical in reducing the burden on health care resources. By understanding the key aspects of uncomplicated UTIs, health care professionals can optimize patient care and contribute to better overall outcomes. This article reviews uncomplicated UTIs, including their clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment approaches, and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in collaborating to provide coordinated and comprehensive care. 

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:

  • Screen patients effectively for UTI symptoms, risk factors, and relevant medical history to prompt early diagnosis.

  • Select appropriate diagnostic tests and interpret results accurately to confirm UTIs and guide treatment decisions.

  • Implement evidence-based guidelines, treatment protocols, and preventative strategies to optimize patient outcomes.

  • Collaborate with the interprofessional team to ensure comprehensive care for patients with uncomplicated UTIs.


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