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Nurse Practitioner:
doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000444651.10142.06
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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

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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.

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