Management of a Urinary Tract Infection

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The prevention and safe management of Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) is important for resident well-being. The implementation of this procedure ensures that all residents are cared for to minimise the occurrence of UTI’s and anyone who develops a UTI has an individualised care plan to treat the condition.

This policy has been updated to incorporate Community Infection Prevention and Control Manual: A practical guide to implementing Standard and Transmission-Based Precautions in Community Health and Social Care Settings and Urinary tract infections in adults – Quality standard 90, ‘Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CA-UTI)’, ‘Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) in Residential Care Facilities/Nursing Homes’ and ‘Assessment of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) in Older People. Skip the Dip for urinary tract infections in over 65s’.

Last updated 05/10/2023.

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This Policy and Procedure is in line with HIQA National Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People in Ireland and the Joint Commission International (JCI) Accreditation Standards for Long Term Care and evidence based best practice.

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