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Recognizing Signs and Symptoms of a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Individual has symptom of UTI


Topic: Urinary Tract Infections


Use the materials below to help others learn more about urinary tract infections (UTI). 


  1. Recognizing Signs and Symptoms of a Urinary Tract Infection–Fact Sheet

  2. Recognizing Signs and Symptoms of a Urinary Tract Infection–Checklist

  3. Supporter's Guide to Recognizing Signs and Symptoms of a Urinary Tract Infection–PowerPoint

  4. Doctor's Visit Checklist/ Questions to Ask–Checklist

  5. Knowing What to Look for: Urinary Tract Infections–PowerPoint

  6. Knowing What to Look for: Urinary Tract Infections–Narrated Slide Show

Print complete learning packet here.

Links to Other Resources on the Urinary Tract Infection

  • Go to for a slideshow on the UTI.  
  • Go to for a slideshow on signs and symptoms of the UTI. 
  • Go to National Kidney and Urological Diseases Information Clearinghouse for more information about the UTI in adults and a pronunciation guide. Information is provided in English and Spanish. 
  • Go to for a slide show on the prevention of a catheter-associated UTI.
  • Go to for information about a catheter-associated UTI. 

How to Say it Guide

Antibiotics AN-tee-by-OT-ikss
Bacteria Bak-TIHR-ee-uh
Bladder BLAD-ur
Infection IN-fec-shun
Kidneys KID-neez
Prostate PROSS-tayt
Ureters YOOR-uh-turz
Urethra Yoo-REE-thruh
Urinary Tract YOOR-ih-NAIR-ee  trakt



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The presenter should

  • Arrange of adequate time and comfortable space for the training and discussion.
  • Arrange for any equipment needed, such as a laptop and projector.
  • Set up necessary equipment.
  • Print or photocopy enough materials for each individual to have their own copy.



The presenter

  • Shows slide show
  • Leads discussion of content and encourages open communication.
  • Reviews and discusses information on each of the handouts.
  • Asks questions to check for understanding.
  • Follows up with additional review and discussion as needed. 

*It is recommended that training be provided in multiple sessions to assure adequate coverage and understanding of the topic.*


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UTI_Packet.pdf 1.44 MB