What would make you suspect that a patient in your care had a urinary tack infection?
The patient has spiked a temperature, has a raised white cell count (WCC), has new-onset confusion & the urine in the catheter bag is cloudy
The doctor has requested a midstream urine specimen
The patient has a urinary catheter in situ & the patient’s wife states that he seems more forgetful than usual
The patient has complained of frequency of faecal elimination & hasn’t been drinking enough