Identifying and Preventing UTIs in Long-Term Care - On-Demand

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Identifying and Preventing UTIs in Long-Term Care - On-Demand

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Identifying and Preventing UTIs in Long-Term Care - On-Demand

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019 

Presented by: Jennifer Maina, BSN, RN, DON

Urinary tract infections (UTI) are one of long-term care’s most difficult and controversial diagnoses. Identifying a UTI can be especially challenging in the elderly because UTI symptoms, such as incontinence, urgency, burning during urination, and pelvic pain, are also common symptoms of aging. Symptoms also look different in older adults, requiring staff to use critical thinking and evidence-based practices to correctly diagnose an infection and avoid premature antibiotic prescriptions.

Failure to prevent UTIs impacts quality care, quality measures related to the SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program, and referrals made by Medicare Advantage plans. What’s more, under the current payment system and the upcoming PDPM, expensive UTI treatments such as antibiotics or IV therapy will not be separately reimbursable. Identification and prevention of UTIs is therefore more important than ever.

Join expert speaker Jennifer Maina, BSN, RN, DON, as she uses evidence-based practices and years of field experience to guide participants through identifying a true UTI and employing prevention methods.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the benefits of implementing an effective UTI prevention program
  • Define the proper elements of a true UTI
  • Understand the concept of surveillance and identify different evidence-based methods
  • Recognize different risk factors and the need for proper assessment


  • Why implement an effective UTI prevention program?
    • Adverse effects of UTIs: Yeast, Clostridium difficile, and antibiotic overuse
    • Quality and revenue benefits of UTI prevention: PDPM
    • Root causes of UTIs (Hint: It’s not catheter-associated)
  • Defining a true UTI
    • Critical thinking: Considering all clinical signs, symptoms, and lab criteria to make informed decisions
    • Treating the resident, not the lab: When it’s appropriate to order a urinalysis
    • Documentation: October 2018 changes to UTI MDS coding
  • Assessment and risk factors
    • Define: What is surveillance?
    • Method: McGreer’s criteria
    • Method: Loeb criteria
    • Method: NHSN criteria
  • Evidence-based practices to reduce UTIs and CAUTIs
    • The basics for UTI prevention: Hydration, perineal hygiene, and bag maintenance
    • The basics for CAUTI prevention: Standard precautions and maintaining a closed drainage system
  • Live Q&A



  • Urine Testing Algorithm
  • Comprehensive Urinary System Assessment

Who Should Listen?

  • DON
  • ADON
  • MDS
  • Unit coordinators
  • Therapists

Meet the Speaker

Jennifer MainaJennifer Maina, BSN, RN, DON, is the director of nursing for Larksfield Place Health Care Center, a five-star (all categories) CCRC located in Wichita, Kansas. Maina previously served as MDS coordinator and ADON/infection control officer and has more than 20 years of nursing and clinical leadership experience, all in long-term care.



Webinar system requirements and program materials: 
To fully benefit from the webinar experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following:

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled 
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended) 
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices 

Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location. 

No problem. The On-Demand version will be available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $149 value! 

Participation in the webinar is just $149 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet. 

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