A Risk-based Perioperative Bladder Management Guideline Based on Post-Operative Urinary Retention (POUR) Risk Factors

A chart audit in April 2018 determined compliance of our perioperative bladder management guideline was low (27%). The current guideline instructed operating room nurses to bladder scan surgical patients at the end of the case if the total amount of IV fluids given were ≥ 750mls and/or the surgery length was ≥ 90 minutes. If the bladder scan resulted ≥ 500ml, the RN would perform straight catherization. If these criteria were not met, the patient would be re-scanned in PACU every 1-2 hours based on the bladder scan result and the patient’s ability to void.
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

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