Choosing Wisely Talks | Antibiotics in Long-Term Care: The Problem with Urine Dipsticks
Dipsticks in long-term care residents are positive over 80% of the time, even in the absence of acute urinary infection. Yet such results often prompt unnecessary urine cultures, antibiotics, or both, leading to increased risks including antibiotic resistance.
During this year’s antimicrobial awareness week, join us for Choosing Wisely Talks on November 22 at 12 p.m. ET for a discussion on moving beyond the use of urine dipsticks in LTC settings.
- Dr. Jerome Leis, Infectious Disease Physician, Using Antibiotics Wisely Lead, Choosing Wisely Canada
- Dr. Sid Feldman, Family Physician, Long-Term Care Clinician Co-Lead, Choosing Wisely Canada
- Julie Weir, Registered Nurse, Long-Term Care Clinician Co-Lead, Choosing Wisely Canada
For registration information click here.