USE OF URINAL

USE OF URINAL

Urinal is used for male patients to void the urine the nurse should insist the bedridden to void into a urinal (a plastic or metal receptacle for urine) in bed

In case of female patients nurse should provide bed-pan for bedridden to collect the urine

Purposes

  • To promote comfort
  • To assist the void
  • To prevent bed wetting
  • To maintain the urinary output record
  • To minimize the physical strain

Factors Influences

  • Normal urinary elimination habits
  • Nature of disease condition
  • Environment (privacy)
  • The amount of intake (food and fluids)
  • Availability of equipment and personal

Preliminary Assessment

Check

  • Doctors order for specific precautions such as movements and position
  • Level of consciousness
  • Self-care ability of the patient
  • Frequency of urination
  • Articles available in the unit

Preparation of the Patient and Environment

  • Provide adequate privacy
  • Arrange the article (urinal) ready at bed side
  • Place the Mackintosh and draw sheet
  • Place the patient in proper body alignment

Equipment

  • Clean urinal
  • Disposable gloves
  • Clean linen if required
  • Hand washing basin, mug and water
  • Soap with soap dish
  • Measuring jar

Procedure

  • Wash hands thoroughly
  • If the patient is conscious, allow him to place or else position penis into urinal
  • Prevent soiling of urine on bed or patients body
  • Remain with helpless patient; get assistance from relatives if needed
  • Remove urinal after patient has voided
  • Measure and empty the urine in sluice room

After Care

  • Assist the patient to wash perineal area and hands
  • Place the patient in a proper body alignment
  • Change the bed linen, if required
  • Replace the articles used after cleaning
  • Wash hands
  • Record the procedure in nurse’s record sheet and the amount in intake output chart
USE OF URINAL - Purpose, Factors, Preliminary Assessment, Preparation of patient and environment, Equipment, Procedure, After care
USE OF URINAL – Purpose, Factors, Preliminary Assessment, Preparation of patient and environment, Equipment, Procedure, After care

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