New To Urology; help!

  1. Hello, I'm a recent LPN grad & I'm starting my 1st nursing job Oct 22nd at a local hospital. I'll be on an Ortho/Urology/Med-Surg floor. Thankfully I've been an aide at a LTC facility so I'm not completely dumb lol. But what all should I expect with Urology? What are some things I should brush up on before I start? I'm pretty nervous!!! Any pointers would be greatly appreciated!
    Last edit by tnbutterfly on Sep 5, '12
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    Joined: Sep '12; Posts: 5
    LPN at a local hospital; from US
    Specialty: Orthopedics, Urology, Med-Surg


  3. by   Wise Woman RN
    You might like to brush up an indwelling catheters, CBI (continuous bladder irrigation), urostomies, and some of the prostate/bladder meds. Perhaps learn to use a bladder ultrasound, if they are used there. I found it very helpful to try to be the assistant if the urologist was doing a procedure at bedside, also, such as CMG (cystometrogram), or bladder scopes. Maybe you could read up on neurogenic bladder, or overactive bladder, as well.
    Hope this helps..
  4. by   nursefeix
    Yes it does! Thank you!