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