Discharge And Home Healthcare Guidelines

Instruct the patient on ways to reduce the risk of subsequent infections: increase fluid intake to 2000 to 3000 mL/day to wash the bacteria out of the bladder; avoid caffeine and alcohol;

drink juices that acidify the urine (cranberry, plum, and prune); void at the first urge and at least every 2 to 3 hours during the day to prevent bladder distension; void immediately after sexual intercourse and drink two glasses of water as soon as possible; practice good perineal hygiene (wipe labia from front to back).

Explain to the patient that the entire prescription of antibiotics should be taken even if the patient feels better. Emphasize the importance of following the special instructions that accompany the antibiotic. Emphasize the importance of follow-up urine cultures and examinations. Note that recurrent infection may require prolonged antibiotic therapy.

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Renal Failure, Acute

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