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Implementing a urinary tract infection clinical practice guideline in an ambulatory urgent care practice

Hopkins, Leslie DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, ANP-C; McCroskey, Debra MD; Reeves, Geri PhD, RN, FNP-BC; Tanabe, Paula PhD, RN, FAEN, FAAN

Nurse Practitioner:
doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000444651.10142.06
Feature: DNP SELECTED CAPSTONE PROJECT
Abstract

Abstract: A clinical practice guideline for uncomplicated urinary tract infections in an ambulatory urgent care practice was implemented. Aims were to increase the number of first-line antibiotics prescribed to treat uncomplicated urinary tract infections, increase the use of second-line antibiotics prescribed when appropriate, and decrease the number of unnecessary urine cultures.

In Brief

A clinical practice guideline for uncomplicated urinary tract infections in an ambulatory urgent care practice was implemented. Aims were to increase the number of first-line antibiotics prescribed to treat uncomplicated urinary tract infections, increase the use of a second-line antibiotic when appropriate, and decrease the number of unnecessary urine cultures.

Author Information

At Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., Leslie Hopkins is an Assistant Professor, Debra McCroskey is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, and Geri Reeves is an Assistant Professor of Nursing. Paula Tanabe is an Associate Professor of Nursing and Medicine at Duke University, Durham, N.C.

The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

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