It is important to educate a female patient to shower after sex.
It is important to educate a female patient to urinate after having sex to prevent urinary tract infections.
It is important to educate female patients to wipe front to back when using the restroom.
Monitor the patient's intake and output while in the hospital.
Encourage the patient to significantly increase their fluid intake (water) to 3L/day. Drinking cranberry juice may be beneficial as well.
Antibiotics are used to treat urinary tract infections. It is important to teach your patient best practices surrounding prescribed antibiotics. Stopping antibiotics when symptoms have substantially resolved may be effective and safe for some patients who are unlikely to have a bacterial infection or who have a self-limiting bacterial infection. However, if an antibiotic is prescribed for a clear indication, and a minimum duration is supported by evidence-based guidance, patients should be advised not to stop treatment until the end of the course.
Discourage the patient from drinking caffeinated beverages, such as soda or coffee.
It is important the patient complies with the treatment regimen discussed with their doctor and follows up with an appointment to ensure the infection is gone.
Encourage the patient to void frequently, such as every 2-4 hours.
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