Course Theme: Bladder Urinary Tract Infections

This course is designed to give you a greater understanding of the troublesome issue of Urinary tract infections. You will learn and hear about the common causes, symptoms, stages of UTI development, new research considerations for urinary health and disease through to best bladder management for UTI prevention It will take around 1 and half hours to read and listen to the webinar.

6 Assets

  1. Dysfunction of the Urinary System

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    Illness, ageing or injury, can lead to loss of bladder control by impacting the bladder’s ability to store and empty urine.

  2. Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

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    Urinary tract infections (UTI) occur when bacteria have a chance to multiply and attach to the mucous membrane of the bladder. The medical term is cystitis. When a urinary tract infection affects the upper urinary tract, kidneys and/or the kidney pelvic, the infection is usually referred to as pyelonephritis.

  3. Urinary Tract Infections – a Troublesome Issue

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    Urinary tract infection is a troublesome issue that can have a very negative impact on quality of life for many patients. It can also lead to kidney damage and sepsis, a life-threatening condition.

  4. Urinary Tract Infections - A Sequential Explanation

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    Urinary tract infections are complex and occur as a result of interactions between the uropathogen and host and involves several processes as well as many different risk factors. The most common bacteria found to cause UTIs is Escherichia coli (E. coli), about 90 percent of the time. Watch this descriptive stepwise animation for a clear understanding of the sequential process of how a UTI occurs.

  5. Important Aspects to Consider for Reducing Risks of UTIs in Catheter Users

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    Intermittent catheterization is the gold standard for bladder management, however there is an increased risk for urinary tract infections (UTIs) compared to natural bladder emptying. To help avoid getting UTI’s there are special catheter requirements to consider, and not all catheters are the same. Watch this short, descriptive animation demonstrating the optimal conditions for gentle and successful catheterization to avoid complications such as UTIs.