Episode Five: Antimicrobial stewardship and UTI

13 minutes to Listen
He Ako Hiringa
2 February 2023
Episode five

Episode five of Legendary Conversations focuses on the appropriate use of antibiotics for uncomplicated urinary tract infection. Lauren Smith, senior practice fellow at the University of Otago School of Pharmacy, uses a case study to discuss the current recommendations for UTI treatment.

Note: This educational resource is not intended as a treatment guide; any clinical decisions regarding treatment remain the responsibility of the clinician.

Additional resources

Click the links below for more information on antimicrobal stewardship:

More He Ako Hiringa antimicrobial stewardship resources can be found here.

Content updates

5 June 2023: Podcast recording updated. In the case introduction, Angie's age has been changed (from 54y to 48y) so she fits within the uncomplicated UTI definition (was unlikely to be premenopausal at age 54y).


Lauren Smith is a senior practice fellow at the School of Pharmacy at the University of Otago. She is a member of the New Zealand Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Pharmacist Expert Group, also known as NAMSIPEG, with a special interest in antibiotic stewardship.

Professional college endorsements

This activity has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 0.25 CME credits for continuing professional development purposes (1 credit per learning hour). To claim your CPD credits, log in to your Te Whanake dashboard and record these activities under the appropriate learning category.

This activity has been endorsed by the PSNZ as suitable for inclusion in a pharmacist’s CE records for CPD purposes.

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