Diagnosis and Assessment of Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) have emerged as a significant healthcare concern, causing discomfort, disrupting daily life, and posing potential complications, necessitating a deeper understanding of why they have become a pressing problem.

This presentation will be an informative session on the different types of UTIs. It will provide knowledge on risk factors, symptoms and the criteria for diagnosis. Interpretation of the results from a urinalysis and urine culture will be discussed, as well as treatment options for each type of UTI. Lastly, there will be examples of how facilities can implement antimicrobial stewardship UTI initiatives into practice.

​​July 25, 2023 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. CT

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Presentation Objectives:

  • Define Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) and differentiate the types
  • Recite risk factors and symptoms of UTIs
  • Discuss urinalysis -vs- urine culture
  • Access causes of and guideline-based treatment options for UTIs

Speaker: Emily Perry, PharmD

emily perryDr. Perry serves as the antimicrobial stewardship pharmacist at the Center for Collaboration and Advancement in Pharmacy at North Dakota State University (NDSU). In this role, she works as the antimicrobial stewardship lead for the North Dakota’s Department of Health and Human Services. Perry is working to improve antibiotic usage across all care settings, implement antimicrobial stewardship initiatives, develop processes to track interventions and provide education to stakeholders across the state. Dr. Perry earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2006 from NDSU and became certified in infectious disease in 2019 by the Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists. She has practiced in community and hospital pharmacies.

Event Details

  • July 25, 2023
  • 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM

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Event Type

  • Virtual


  • Great Plains Quality Innovation Network


  • Quality Health Associates of North Dakota


  • Nursing
  • Infection Control
  • Director of Nursing

Organization Types

  • Public Health
  • Home Health / Hospice
  • Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)
  • Healthcare Stakeholder Organization
  • Quality Improvement Organization (QIO)
  • Critical Access Hospital (CAH)
  • Long Term Care (LTC)
  • Rural Health Clinic (RHC)