Are you evaluating an elderly patient with an indwelling urinary catheter?

Number of days that the catheter has been present

Does the patient have a history of catheter-related urinary tract infections?

Does the patient have diabetes?

Is there any obstruction to urine flow?

Is the care of the catheter and collected urine optimal?

Has the patient developed unexplained anorexia?

Does the patient have one or more signfiicant comorbid conditions?

Is the patient receiving an antipyretic agent?

Select an appropriate answer for each finding

Blood pressure

Body temperature

Recent change in mental status


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