When does prehospital care occur in pediatric urinary tract infection (UTI)?

Updated: Mar 19, 2019
  • Author: Donna J Fisher, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Prehospital care is rarely a concern in patients with urinary tract infection (UTI). However, patients who are uroseptic and in shock may present via emergency medical services (EMS), in which case, standard supportive measures for septic patients should be followed.

Patients with a nontoxic appearance may be treated with oral fluids and antibiotics. Toxic-appearing patients must be aggressively treated with intravenous (IV) fluids and parenteral antibiotics.


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