Urine Culture Stewardship in Hospitalized Patients

Urine culture stewardship is a multifaceted approach to ensure that urine cultures are:

  • Performed only when appropriate indications are present in order to determine if treatment with antibiotics is indicated
  • Collected, stored, and processed in a manner to best prevent contamination with microorganisms such as bacteria


This approach can be used in patients with and without indwelling urinary catheters in a variety of settings.

This document addresses urine culture stewardship for