Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Nursing Care Plan – Altered Urinary Elimination

Urinary Tract Infection picture Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Nursing Care Plan   Altered Urinary EliminationUrinary Tract Infection is due to an infection the lower urinary tract, involving the bladder, and sometimes the urethra and the ureter. It is ascending infection caused commonly by E. coli, Enterobacter, Pseudomonas and Serratia. Clients who are at risk for having urinary tract infection are those with long standing indwelling catheters, pregnant women, females who are sexually active or those who usually wear synthetic underwear or panty hose.

A client with urinary tract infection may manifest frequency, urgency, and burning sensation during urination. Some may have hematuria and may experience difficulty to void. It is usually accompanied by fever and chills and some low back pains.

In assessing a client with Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) , you may expect the following signs and symptoms:

  1. Painful urination
  2. Urinary Frequency
  3. Fever
  4. Flank pain

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Nursing Care Plan – Altered Urinary Elimination

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Writing is an integral part of my nursing career. It is my way to reach more people and empower them with the roles of nurses. Currently, I'm working as a nurse in a private hospital specifically in the Emergency Room. Emergency nursing is my forte.