Don't Screen for UTIs in Most Patients Without Symptoms

You'll see more focus on avoiding antibiotics for asymptomatic bacteriuria...due to updated guidelines from the Infect Dis Soc of Am.

These patients DON'T have UTI symptoms...dysuria, frequency, flank pain, etc...despite 100,000 CFU/mL bacteria or more in the urine.

We know this is a common finding...especially in patients with a catheter, with a spinal cord injury, or who reside in a long-term care facility.

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