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Optimising the use of antibiotics in the management of urinary tract infections in aged residential care

Infection prevention and control
23 February 2023
12:00 PM

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common infections diagnosed in aged residential care (ARC). However, international evidence suggests that up to three-quarters of the prescriptions for UTI in ARC are for residents who do not meet the clinical criteria for UTI. Furthermore, over half of antibiotic courses administered in ARC for UTI may be unnecessary or excessively broad spectrum. 

The Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission) is hosting a webinar on improving the use of antibiotics in the management of UTI in ARC. This will be an opportunity for the health workforce to learn how to improve outcomes for residents in your facility. 

In this webinar, the audience will have the opportunity to hear about: 

  • the latest interventions to diagnose and treat UTI 
  • the application of the new health and disability service standards in the ARC sector 
  • how to implement a programme to optimise the use of antibiotics for UTI  
  • the experience of a facility who has implemented this programme and reduced the number of reported UTIs by 45 percent.  

Who should attend?

Anyone who is involved in the care of residents: 

  • nurses 
  • caregivers 
  • facility managers 
  • clinical nurse managers 
  • general practitioners 
  • nurse practitioners. 


This webinar is free, but registration is essential. 


The webinar will be recorded and available from the Commission website after the webinar here.

To register for this webinar, click here.

To access the Guide to improving the use of antibiotics in the management of urinary tract infection in aged residential care, published in October 2022, click here.

More information

For more information about the event, contact Matthew Coulson by emailing