Give antibiotics for urinary tract infections to lessen sepsis risk
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Give antibiotics for urinary tract infections to lessen sepsis risk

Ruth Sander Independent consultant, Care of older people

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the most common bacterial infection in older people and ranges from a mild self-limiting infection to severe sepsis. The mortality rate is 20-40%.

Nursing Older People. 31, 3, 10-10. doi: 10.7748/nop.31.3.10.s10

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