Can anyone tell me if they've ever heard of a maximum amount of urine to remove at one time during an In and Out Cath?
I don't recall hearing a maximum amount of mLs in school but have asked several fellow nurses lately and the consensus seems to be that no more than 1000 mLs should be removed during an I&O Cath at any one time.
I've never posted before but see such great info that I thought I'd pose the question to All Nurses.Com.
Thanks, dishes - I was going to refer the OP to that thread but I see you saved me the trouble
Edited to add:
Just this week I had an elderly confused man who kept getting up to pee, with no success: bladder scan showed >999ml so I got the resident to catheterise (I can't catheterise if there's possible prosatomegaly). I got caught up in a MET call and didn't check on the patient for almost an hour, by which time he'd drained 2,250ml
No wonder he was agitated! And the only effect of this massive drainage? He slept the rest of the night. No bladder spasm, no haematuria, no hypovolemic shock...
Last edit by talaxandra on Jan 2, '12