Nursing Management of Elderly Patients With Asymptomatic Bacteriuria: Because of growing concerns about adverse antimicrobial drug effects, most symptom-free patients are probably not going to be considered appropriate candidates for medical treatment.

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Nursing management of elderly patients with asymptomatic bacteriuria encompasses an array of basic and complex nursing observations and interventions to eliminate or reduce those risk factors that contribute to persistent bacteriuria and to identify warning signs of an impending inflammatory response. Selected risk factors, the prevalence of bacteriuria in the elderly population, and nursing management of clients with asymptomatic bacteriuria are discussed.

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