Aug 19, '06
Quote from Soon2BeRNKay31
I saw in trauma, infection comes before elimination, but there was a question in kaplan 7th trainer, on who would the nurse see first, and there was apt with a UTI and a pt, post cateract surgery for 3 days and did not had a bowel movement, and the answer was the cateract pt, any helpers on this please.
The answer is the cataract pt post op who hasn't had a bowel movement...i believe thats the right answer because you don't want the patient to have increased ocular pressure (IOP)...therefore constipation causes IOP which can create complications...so this person is potentially unstable and therefore the nurse has to see this pt. first..hope this makes sense.
forgot to add on here...constipation causes straining..therefore increasing pressure.
Last edit by DolphinRN84 on Aug 19, '06