Released: October 17, 2017
Expires: October 31, 2019 (subject to change)
- CE for this activity will not be available after this date.
Reference Number: 17082781
Antibiotic resistance challenges NPs’ treatment of simple outpatient urinary tract infections in young females who present with genitourinary symptoms. Prescribing antibiotics is complicated by the emergence of resistant gram negative urinary tract pathogens. An antibiogram aids NPs in determining prescribing information based on local resistance patterns, and a clinical practice guideline provides evidence-based recommendations for prescribing antibiotics. Prescribing based on resistance patterns improves chances of initial antibiotic treatment to cure and mitigates antibiotic resistance.
CE Credit Instructions
- Read this activity description, including objectives and disclosures.
- Complete the educational content completely:
- Articles: Read articles/monographs fully.
- Review all additional materials provided (handouts, posttest reviews, any other downloadable resources).
- After completing all content, go to Steps To Receive Credit to complete the posttest and evaluation to receive full AANP CE/Rx credit. If other types of credit are offered, these options will be available after completing the activity evaluation.
After completion of the article:
- The learner will identify an antibiogram as a tool that can be used to guide decision making for antibiotic choices.
- The learner will list two indications for prescribing an antibiotic for asymptomatic bacteriuria.
- The learner will list three antibiotics and their respective dosages and durations indicated as first line management for simple urinary tract infections.
- Roseann Velez, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP
- Elizabeth Richmond MSN, AGPCNP-BC
- Sharon Dudley Brown, PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN
This program was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies. The authors have no relevant affiliations to disclose
This educational activity may contain opinions of the authors from their personal experience. The activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Further, attendees/participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program.
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