Your female patient presents with a temperature of 103˚F, nausea, and pain on urination. She has a urinary tract infection and will be treated with sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim.
Write a two-page coherent essay about this case and cover the following questions:
What classification is this antibiotic?
What is the mechanism of action of this antibiotic?
What labs can help make the diagnosis of UTI?
What patient education provided by the RN will you reinforce?
Select one online patient education resource you would provide for this patient. Include the link to the resource, a description of the resource and a rationale for why this resource is appropriate.