Antibiogram, Clinical Practice Guidelines, and Treatment of Urinary Tract Infection

Roseann Velez, Elizabeth Richmond, Sharon Dudley-Brown

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Abstract

Antibiotic resistance challenges nurse practitioners’ 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 nurse practitioners 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 the chances of the initial antibiotic treatment to cure and mitigates antibiotic resistance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)617-622
Number of pages6
JournalJournal for Nurse Practitioners
Volume13
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2017

Keywords

  • antimicrobial resistance
  • antiobiogram
  • clinical practice guideline
  • nurse practitioner
  • urinary tract infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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