Diagnosis, prevention and control of urinary tract infections: a survey of routine practices in Belgian nursing homes

Last updated on 16-7-2020 by Katrien Latour

Peer reviewed scientific article




Background: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most frequently reported infections in older adults and the most common reason for antimicrobial prescribing in nursing homes (NHs). In this vulnerable population, both a good diagnosis and prevention of these infections are crucial as overuse of antibiotics can lead to a variety of negative consequences including the development of multidrug-resistant organisms. Objective: To determine infection prevention and control (IPC) and diagnostic practices for UTIs in Belgian NHs. Methods: Local staff members had to complete…

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