COA-LTC (HHA-CNA): Urinary Tract Infections and the Older Adult
This module discusses the risk factors for UTIs in older adults in long-term care (LTC) and in home care, such as indwelling urinary catheters. It also defines a UTI, how to prevent UTI's in older adults in long-term care and home care, and signs and symptoms of UTI's in people with and without dementia.
Care of Older Adults in the Long-Term Care Setting (COA-LTC) is a series created by the Hartford Institute of Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, in partnership with ArchCare, the Continuing Care Community of the Archdiocese of New York. The program was created to assure that all healthcare team members have the knowledge to care for older adults in long-term care settings. The program promotes team-based, coordinated, person-centered, evidence-based care for older adults.