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Urine Output Question for CBI

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Two quick questions- on the Foley bag is the second chamber called a collection chamber or is there another technical name for this equipment?

And when calculating urine output, I emptied the Foley and to calculate the correct urine output I just subtract the about of irrigation fluid that is infusing correct?

Daytonite, BSN, RN

Specializes in med/surg, telemetry, IV therapy, mgmt. Has 40 years experience.

two quick questions- on the foley bag is the second chamber called a collection chamber or is there another technical name for this equipment?

what second chamber are you talking about? are you referring to a hard plastic chamber that is seated in front of the bag that measures smaller amounts of 10cc increments to 200cc? i don't know that it has a name. that chamber is used to measure hourly outputs in the critical care areas.

and when calculating urine output, i emptied the foley and to calculate the correct urine output i just subtract the about of irrigation fluid that is infusing correct?

only subtract the amount of irrigant that was infused.

Thanks~ yes, it was a rectangular, hard, plastic compartment that was attached to the Foley bag and the RN explained to me it was for overflow since the patient was on the CBI, but I didn't know if the compartment had a particular name.

Melinurse

Specializes in LTC, case mgmt, agency.

You are correct in your measurements. But, some doctors for the output just want you to write down CBI. Depends on facility and doctors preference. Our hospital has 2 GU docs, one wants accuate I&O when on CBI and the other just wants us to write in CBI.

Spacklehead, MSN, RN, NP

Specializes in Emergency, Cardiac, PAT/SPU, Urgent Care. Has 14 years experience.

I believe the hard plastic collection chamber is called a urometer.

Spacklehead, MSN, RN, NP

Specializes in Emergency, Cardiac, PAT/SPU, Urgent Care. Has 14 years experience.

Just wanted to add - it can also be called a urimeter - same thing, pretty much.

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