The following key practice changes have been identified and are intended to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use for asymptomatic bacteriuria in LTC. They are not a substitute for timely individual clinical assessment and management and do not apply to acutely unwell resident with suspected sepsis.

  • Practice Change Handout: This handout includes practice change recommendations to help optimize your antibiotic prescribing for asymptomatic bacteriuria in long-term care settings.
  • A poster developed for clinical areas in long-term care. The poster encourages clinicians to reflect before collecting urine for suspected UTIs in older adults.