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How we are improving testing and diagnosis of UTIs at Medway Country Manor

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How we are improving testing and diagnosis of UTIs at Medway Country Manor

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  1. How we are improving testing and diagnosis of UTIs atMedway Country Manor Marjorie Kenney, RN Director of Nursing

  2. Goals • Treat only UTIs with specific symptoms • Reduce unnecessary antibiotic use

  3. How it is going 

  4. What we did Began work about a year ago • NPs attended training • Not treating positive cultures when there were no symptoms • Staff education during the C. difficile project on appropriate antibiotic use and UTIs • Cut down on some of the flouroquinalones because of the links to Cdiff Education • Formal in-service sessions • “Real time” education; followed up, asking questions looking at cultures

  5. What seemed to matter? Nurse Practitioner leadership • Talked with families • Educated staff about overuse of abx

  6. Challenges and Strategies Some staff resistance • Association of mental status change with a UTI • A year in, people are more on board • Nurse practitioners lead by not ordering antibiotics; staff notice that people didn’t get sicker and were more comfortable with the change