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A dipstick's guide to urinalysis


We had the same problem and after discussion with our nurse have developed a form for patients to fill in if come to see the Nurse for urinary symptoms or if they drop a urine sample off at reception!!! Trying to direct simple uncomplicated cystitis to our Nurse prescriber ended up with patients dropping in a sample whenever their wee is smelly/strong/discoloured/they feel out of sorts or in some elderly (whenever a family member goes to see them- just in case). This form asks all the relevant questions without being onerous. We haven't audited the antibiotics issue for UTI before and after this plan do so after 3 months to see if it makes a difference.

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26 Jul 2017

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