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Out of Hospital management of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in elderly patients

Posted: 07.02.2019

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Health Education England has commissioned a set of resources which will be very helpful for paramedics, especially those working in primary care, to assist with the identification and management of UTIs in the elderly.  These resources can be found on the eLearning for Health website and provide an ideal supplement to the UTI session in the College of Paramedics’ Urgent Care for Paramedics-Illness module, also accessible here ​or via the CPD Hub.

An educational film, produced in collaboration with Public Health England’s Primary Care Unit on the treatment of UTIs in older adults for all out of hospital health and social care workers, introduces these resources that can be used to diagnose, manage and prevent UTIs in out of hospital settings. It supports staff to effectively treat older adults with UTI’s, supporting existing Public Health England tools – TARGET UTI leaflet and UTI diagnostics tool and compliments the other short films produced in a collaboration with PHE Primary Care Unit and TARGET Toolkit. It also promotes ‘To Dip or Not to Dip’ that aims to improve the management of urinary tract infections in older people in nursing home care. There is a link to educational resources for health and care workers. There is also a link to practical resources for health and care workers to share with patients and carers. The film and resources are available on the e-LfH AMR site.                                                  

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