Reduce Unnecessary Urine Culturing and Overuse of Antibiotics
- Know When To Order Urine Cultures
Educational module and tools that summarize why more urine cultures lead to more catheter-associated urinary tract infection diagnoses, and provide tools to use to appropriately identify when to order a urine culture, and strategies to apply to communicate signs and symptoms effectively.
- Antibiotic Stewardship
Educational modules and resources that highlight reasons providers may prescribe antibiotics, and why and how to document signs and symptoms, and use communication strategies to address alternatives to antibiotic use with providers, long-term care staff, and residents and family members.
- Four Things You Should Know About Urine Cultures infographic (PDF, 228 KB)
A tool to highlight practices in urine culturing stewardship.
- Antibiotic Stewardship educational video
This 5-minute educational video promotes antibiotic stewardship among residents, families, and frontline nursing home staff.
- When Do You Need An Antibiotic? brochure (PDF, 814.2 KB)
A brochure to help facility staff communicate with residents and families on when antibiotics are needed and why it's important to not overuse them.
- Antibiotic Stewardship Frequently Asked Questions (Word, 292 KB)
The answers to these frequently asked questions are intended to support facilities in the implementation of efforts to reduce the overuse of antibiotics.