UTIs in Primary and Long Term Care

Earn up to 1.0 Mainpro+ credit* in about 30 minutes, held in your office at a time that is convenient for you.

Learning Objectives

During the academic detailing session, participants will have the opportunity to discuss:

  1. how to differentiate asymptomatic bacteriuria from a urinary tract infection.
  2. when urinalysis and urine cultures are useful (and when they are not).
  3. the risks associated with unnecessary antibiotic use.
  4. the preferred antibiotics for empiric treatment of urinary tract infections in both primary and long term care.
  5. strategies for reducing the use of antibiotics for asymptomatic bacteriuria in people in long term care.


When: Until March 31, 2018 
Where:  Your office at your convenience, or via individual Web session
How:  Email pad@gov.bc.ca or Phone 604 660-0382 

NewLong term care facility sessions

Educational sessions are available for Long Term Care facilities in some communities. Please contact 604 660-2101 for more information on how to arrange a session.


For more information about the PAD service, visit PAD Frequently Asked Questions.

* The University of British Columbia Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide study credits for continuing medical education for physicians. This course has been reviewed and approved by the UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development. This Group Learning course meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 1.0 Mainpro+ credits. Each physician should claim only those credits he/she actually spent in the activity.