Urinary tract infections (UTI) appear when causative organisms make their way into the urinary tract most commonly from the bloodstream or passage through the urethra. Once there, they establish an infection and upset normal function. Kidney and bladder infections in all their various forms are the result, and if these enter the blood they can spread to other organ systems. Though these may seem to be uncomfortable and an inconvenience at most, in reality they can have serious and even deadly consequences.
In this activity, you will explore a case study centered on a urinary tract infection. What was the portal of entry and means for infection? Are there complications now? Is the causative organism one that is expected or one of those rare "bugs" that can cause a UTI in extreme circumstances? Only your case study and work in the Virtual Lab can answer that!
Open the VUMIEtm 2012 software and turn in the Micro Digital Media lab manual to Exercise 28.
Your instructor will direct you on whether to turn in the Virtual Lab Report or completed MDM Exercise 28 pages.
When done, you may be asked to take a quiz over this material.