UTIs in older people: the programme reducing unnecessary prescribing
Lynne Pearce Freelance health journalist
Pioneering nurse Jo McEwen is leading the way in antimicrobial stewardship, using a watch and wait approach to cut inappropriate antibiotic prescribing and improve care
When older patients have a suspected urinary tract infection (UTI), a prescription for antibiotics is the most common treatment – but what if the tests that indicate an infection are misleading and there is nothing wrong?
Nursing Standard. 33, 4,60-62. doi: 10.7748/ns.33.4.60.s23