Diagnosing and Preventing UTIs in Older Adults: Integrating Technical and Socio-adaptive Principles (An AGS Sponsored session)

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Michele F. Bellantoni, MD, CMD (Moderator) Lona Mody, MD, MSc Jennifer Meddings, MD, MS Nimalie Stone, MD, MS

This session will discuss cutting-edge issues in infectious diseases as they pertain to older adults. Presenters will provide an overview of the nationwide catheter-associated urinary tract infection long-term care project (CAUTI-LTC) funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ), results of systematic review of current literature in preventing urinary tract infections (UTIs), challenges in defining UTIs in older adults, and antimicrobial and catheter stewardship.

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