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Preventing a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

soap and towel used to prevent a UTI
The tools below describe how support persons can best prevent a urinary tract infection (UTI) in the individuals they support. 

This one-page fact sheet for support persons explains basic information on how to prevent an individual from getting a UTI. In addition, the fact sheet describes what a UTI is. The fact sheet also describes extra steps women should take to prevent a UTI.  

Supporter Tool: Checklist –Preventing a Urinary Tract Infection

This checklist will make sure that supporters and individuals take actions necessary to prevent a UTI. Similar to the checklist for Recognizing Signs and Symptoms of a Possible Urinary Tract Infection, this checklist prompts the support person to answer either "yes" or no" to a series of questions. The answers will suggest how the support person can better prevent the individual from experiencing a UTI.

Supporter Tool: Slide Show – Supporters Guide to Preventing a Urinary Tract Infection

This presentation for supporters is a guide to preventing urinary tract infections (UTIs). The presentation offers facts about UTIs and steps for everyone to take to prevent a UTI. It also includes steps women should take to prevent a UTI.