This webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of urinary tract infections. This will include a description of the causative pathogens associated with UTIs and how they manifest. It will also describe how UTIs are diagnosed and treated, delving into the use of antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance. The webinar will explore the complexity of UTIs from routine to the more unique and complicated cases.
In addition to this overview, attendees will gain insight from a university clinic which implements routine urinalysis testing and successfully provides results and treatment in the same day. The goal of this webinar will be to provide a fundamental understanding of UTIs and the role that urinalysis plays in their diagnosis and treatment.
Jeffrey Henderson, M.D., Ph.D., FIDSA
Associate Professor of Medicine and Molecular Microbiology, Center for Women’s Infectious Disease Research Diabetic Cardiovascular Disease Center, Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Dr. Jeffrey Henderson is an associate professor of medicine at Washington University. He carries both an M.D. and Ph.D from the Washington University School of Medicine and is a board-certified physician with certifications in internal medicine and infectious disease. His expertise covers the host-pathogen interaction of the urinary tract
Lisa Ritenour, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Director of Health Services
University of Akron, Akron, OH
Lisa Ritenour is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner, serving as the Director of Health Services at the University of Akron for the past 4 years. She has thirty-seven years of nursing experience and holds both an MSN and NP Certificate from Frontier Nursing University.
- Develop a comprehensive knowledge of urinary tract infections (UTIs) including causes, diagnosis, and treatments
- Explain the role of urinalysis in the diagnosis of UTIs
- Describe the use and misuse of antibiotics to treat UTIs
- Recognize how point-of-care urinalysis can be used to improve outcomes
Attendees are entitled to P.A.C.E. credits from the ASCLS and/or ACCENT credits from the AACC.