DLP Fights for Victims of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect- “Importance of Monitoring Urine Output R/T UTI”

UTI Nursing home abuse and neglect
Date: March 25, 2022

Urinary Tract Infections in Nursing Homes

An article published by Paige Legal Nurse Consulting stresses why it is critical to care for nursing home residents that develop urinary tract infections. Proper urine output is a sign that your body’s kidneys are working properly. However, a reduction in the amount of urine output excreted from the body could indicate a urinary tract infection, which if not properly treated could result in a harmful and even fatal case of sepsis. Therefore, in order to deliver high-quality care, nursing home staff should keep a close eye on the urine output of residents.

According to the article, certain residents are more prone to developing UTI’S such as those with a “foley catheter.” Because of this, nursing home staff should work to develop a care plan for residents with a “foley catheter.” Paige Legal Nurse Consulting also recommends that if urine output falls below a normal range, nursing home staff should automatically tell medical personnel, particularly a registered nurse. Lastly, in order to correctly train staff, nursing homes should instruct employees to look for signs of infection in urine as well as track the incontinence of residents.

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If you or a loved one has been contracted sepsis due to nursing home abuse and/or neglect, please reach out to our seasoned team of trial lawyers at Dougherty Leventhal & Price, L.L.P. Our team will give your case their utmost attention and will fight for you! Remember: Injury? Call DLP! (570) C-A-L-L-D-L-P.

Works Cited

Paige, Christie. “Importance of Monitoring Urine Output R/T UTI.” Paige Legal Nurse Consulting, 2022, https://www.paigelegalnurse.com/importance-of-monitoring-urine-output-r-t-uti/. Accessed 23 March 20222.

Tara Lynott
Intern, Dougherty Leventhal & Price, LLP