Care of Elimination

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  • Created on: 19-02-14 07:36
Who are considered 'high risk' for bladder & bowel control problems?
Postnatal women, younger women, overweight women, women w, children, people w. diabetes, stokes, recent surgery
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What are the roles of the urinary system?
Homeostasis MAJOR, removal of excess water, metabolic wastes, urea & creatine, BP regulation thru Renin and the Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone mechanism, production of erythropoitin = erythrocytes in bone marrow, regulates ca, converts vit D active
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Simply, what do Kidneys do?
Kidneys filter waste products from blood
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Simply, what do Ureters do?
Ureters carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder
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Simply, what does the Urethra do?
The Urethra allows urine to flow out of the body
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What are some problems that may stop normal urination?
Age, illness, injury, psychological factors, meds
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Why would a catheter be used?
urinary incontinence, urinary retention (not being able to urinate), surgery or another health problem
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What is an 'Indwelling Catheter'?
It stays inside the body, can be short or long term, is inserted into urethra or into small hole on tummy, inflated ballooon keeps it in place
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What is an 'Intermittent Catheter'?
They are short term and removed when urination has stopped, used on those w. bladder dysfunction, has lower risk for infection and complications than an indwelling catheter
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What is a 'Suprapubic Catheter'?
A surgically created connection which is inserted into bladder through a small hole in the stomach
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What are the signs and symptoms of a UTI?
Wanting to urinate more often and more urgently and urinating only small amount, burning or pain while urinating, a feeling the bladders still fully, irritable mood, pain above pubic bone, blood in urine
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How should a catheter be looked after?
Check for redness, soreness, pus, inflammation, wash w. mild soap & water, change? bag below bladder, x put cream,draining well? colour & smell = UTI? reaction to product? leakage? need for catheter? discharge?
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What information should be collected for a Bowel Elimination Assessment?
Elimination patterns, recent changes & characteristics, diet & fluid intake, exercise, illness or surgery affecting GI
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What does 'Impacation' mean?
Unrelieved constipation,
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What are the roles of the urinary system?

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Homeostasis MAJOR, removal of excess water, metabolic wastes, urea & creatine, BP regulation thru Renin and the Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone mechanism, production of erythropoitin = erythrocytes in bone marrow, regulates ca, converts vit D active

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