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 to finish all of their prescribed antibiotics, even if they are feeling that the signs and symptoms have gone away.
Discourage the patient from drinking caffeinated beverages, such as soda or coffee.
It is important the patient completes their prescription of antibiotics and follows up with an appointment with their doctor to ensure the infection is gone.
Encourage the patient to void frequently, such as every 2-4 hours.
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