Get help from a health care professional, or talk to your supervisor or care coordinator if the person:
If the person you support has smelly urine, or they feel pain or stinging when urinating, they may have a urinary tract infection (UTI). A UTI is an infection of the urinary system.
A UTI is serious because it can affect the kidneys. Signs and symptoms of a UTI can be:
If you think the person you support has a UTI, you need to:
If the person you support has a spinal injury above T6, make sure you know the signs and symptoms of autonomic dysreflexia.
Need more help? Call the National Continence Helpline on 18OO 33 OO 66 and talk to a continence nurse advisor.
This information is not a substitute for independent professional advice.