Course Description:

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most common bacterial infections in the community setting as well as in hospitalized patients. Escherichia coli is the most common uropathogen causing UTIs. Over the past decade, the prevelance of drug-resistant E coli has increased significantly, particularly E coli isolates resistant to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole and fluoroquinolones as well as E coli isolates producing extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs). A contributing factor to this increase in the prevelance of resistance is the unnecessary or inappropriate use of antibiotics. The aim of this activity is to distingiush asymptomatic bacteriuria from cystitis and pyelonephritis, explore evidence-based therapy for community-dewelling patients, and streamline antimicrobial therapy in hospitalized patients. 


Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Distinguish between urinary tract infections (UTIs) and asymptomatic bacteriuria.
  2. Recommend appropriate oral treatment for a community-dwelling patient that has been diagnosed with a UTI.
  3. Determine a streamlined treatment for a hospitalized patient who has been diagnosed with a UTI

Schedule: One hour session 

Continuing Education:

  • Loma Linda University Medical Center, Staff Development provider #180 is accredited by the California Accreditation of Pharmacy Education(CAPE) as a recognized provider of continuing pharmacy education. Pharmacists completing this course prior to 03/06/2023 may receive 1.0 credits
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center, Staff Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation and this program meets the qualifications for 1.0 hours continuing education credit by the ANCC.
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center, Staff Development is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 00239, this program is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • CEI is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  

    UAN: 0107-9999-20-091-L01-P       |     0.1 CEUs/1.0 Hrs.
    To obtain 1.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit (0.1 CEU), participants must participate in the live activity, and complete the online evaluation.


Alireza FakhriRavari, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP, AAHIVP
Assistant Professor
Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy


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