Today i had a patient who came into the hospital with prostate hypertrophy with obstruction. He also had some bladder calculi and history of reucurrent uti's, HTN, CAD,R Pyelonephritis. He had a transurethral resection of the prostate on 9/25 prior to my care on 9/28. CBI was discontinued bc urine was getting lighter yellow/pink and the foley was taken out today. He had his first void which was 350cc of light pink/yellow urine and the doctor put in the orders for discharge.
My question is what would be the priority nursing diagnoses for this patient who is going home post turp.
Sep 28, '09
the american urological association foundation website- urologyhealth.org. has a table of post-op complications following surgical managment of bph
the canadian urological association gives some patient discharge instructions
these may help you see the priorities