Urinary Tract Infection and Sepsis: Prevention & Detection
This activity is part of an education series that focuses on clinically relevant topics germane to care coordination and disease management in an effort to reduce (re)admissions and educate health care providers on how best to empower their patients.
This activity is jointly provided by OptumHealth Education and UnitedHealthcare Community & State.
No commercial support was received for this activity.
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of nurses and other health care professionals (HCPs) who have an interest in the prevention and detection of urinary tract infection and sepsis.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Explain the significance and difference between uncomplicated and complicated UTI.
- Identify the appropriate timing to collect a urine culture.
- Explore the importance of recurring UTI’s in women and when prophylactic antibiotics should be utilized.
- List risk factors for developing a UTI in men, women, and children.
- Recognize factors to identify and prevent sepsis.
- Explain how potentially life threatening and serious sepsis is, and how to avoid affiliated cost implications.
Judi Shaw-Rice, MD, FACP, MMM, CPE, FABQAURP
Medical Director, Community Plans of Texas
Dr. Shaw-Rice is board certified in internal medicine and is a Medical Director with UnitedHealthcare - Community and State based in Houston, Texas. She has worked as an executive leader in administrative health care for over 10 years. Before that, she had a clinical practice for 20 years, and she was the recipient of the Patient’s Choice Award and Top Doc award for many years. Her primary clinical focus has been the management and reduction of cardiovascular risk factors in marginalized communities. Today, her main focus is in the area of process improvement and program redesign. She has a particular interest in utilization management, population health, relationship building and cultural competence.
Dr. Shaw-Rice is a Certified Medical Executive (CPE) through the American Association for Physician leadership and a Certified Peer Reviewer. She is also certified in health care quality management. Dr. Shaw-Rice obtained her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, completed her residency in internal medicine in Houston at the Baylor College of Medicine and earned a Master's degree in medical management (MMM) from Carnegie Mellon University. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Sarah Chart, RN
Eden Prairie, MN
Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Eden Prairie, MN
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Ms. Chart and Ms. Gleason have indicated that they are employees of and own stock in UnitedHealth Group.
The remaining activity faculty or planners have no financial relationships to disclose.
Method for calculating CE credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by OptumHealth Education and UnitedHealthcare. OptumHealth Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.
Credit designation statement
The participant will be awarded up to 1.00 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.
A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been preapproved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization from which they wish to obtain credit.
- 1.00 ANCC
- 1.00 Attendance
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