UTI Concept Map Nursing

Urinary Tract Infections
Nursing Interventions
Nursing Diagnosis
Urinary System
This urinary tract, from kidney to urethral
meatus, is sterile and resistant to
bacteria. However, a UTI can occur when
bacteria ascend the urethra and bladder
and colonize, causing infection.
This infection causes painful urination,
flank pain, hematuria, and bacteriuria,
May lead to pyelonephritis, cystitis, and
systemic infection.
Assess changes in patient's patient's urinary urgency
and frequency.
Assess patient's knowledge about
preventing UTIs and how they occur.
Assess patient's urine: color, concentration,
odor, and volume.
Renal failure
Urine culture
STI tests
CT scan
Encourage patient to void frequently to
empty the bladder completely. This can
reduce the amount of bacteria in the urine.
Administering anlgesics and application
of heat pad can help relieve pain.
Educate patient on urinating after taking
baths and sexual intercourse. Educate
patient on use of cotton underwear.
Altered urinary elimination related to
Acute pain related to infection
Self-care deficit related to urinary tract
Functional Health Pattern
Escherichia coli
At risk for injury to urnary tract related to
indwelling catheter as evidenced by urinary
tract infection.
This test involves identifying
microorganisms that are present in a
patient's urine sample.
AUTI can be transmitted sexually.
This imaging test can detect
Bacteria can spread throughout the entire
urinary system.
Bacteria that invades the urinary system
can result in the bacteria entering the
bloodstream, causing sepsis.