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12 Urologic Emergencies Nurses Need to Know

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NRSKarenRN has 40 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

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Excellent Medscape article geared to physicians, with conditions nurses need to be knowledgeable about, especially ED RN's; has pictures and radiology images each condition along with surgical interventions needed.    Free registration required.  Karen

12 Urologic Emergencies You Need to Know

by Josh Palka, DO | February 12, 2019

Includes:

  1. Paraphimosis
  2. Priapism
  3. Penile Trauma – penile fractures. penile amputation
  4. Fournier Gangrene
  5. Urethral Injuries
  6. Testicular Emergencies – testicular torsion, testicular rupture
  7. Renal Injury
  8. Obstructive Ureteral stones
  9. Bladder Injury
  10. Acute Urinary Retention
  11. Upper Genitourinary Trauma
  12. Lower Genitourinary Trauma

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VivaLasViejas has 20 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych.

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What are the other two? You only listed 10.

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juan de la cruz has 27 years experience as a MSN, RN, NP and specializes in APRN, Adult Critical Care.

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I cringe...but thanks for the education @NRSKarenRN

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traumaRUs has 27 years experience as a MSN, APRN, CNS and specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

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11. Fournier's gangrene

12. Urethral injuries

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TriciaJ has 38 years experience as a RN and specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory.

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I worked on a urology floor for several years, but I learned a few things from this article.

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NRSKarenRN has 40 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

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added: Upper Genitourinary Trauma, Lower Genitourinary Trauma

I've cared for patients with all of these conditions in my career except for penile amputation.

Kidney stone expert as spouse with 125+ stones, 33yo son with 80+ stones--next lithotrypsy 3/1, younger son with 1;  husbands parents, siblings and 3/4 grandchildren all with multiple stones.  I made up tee shirts for Christmas one year with picture of a rock quarry + "we leave no stone unturned".

 

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VivaLasViejas has 20 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych.

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43 minutes ago, NRSKarenRN said:

added: Upper Genitourinary Trauma, Lower Genitourinary Trauma

I've cared for patients with all of these conditions in my career except for penile amputation.

Kidney stone expert as spouse with 125+ stones, 33yo son with 80+ stones--next lithotrypsy 3/1, younger son with 1;  husbands parents, siblings and 3/4 grandchildren all with multiple stones.  I made up tee shirts for Christmas one year with picture of a rock quarry + "we leave no stone unturned".

 

I hear ya. I've had five lithotripsies plus a percutaneous nephrolithotomy for kidney stones, and as of last March I had more of the rotten things floating around in my kidneys. My son-in-law has things even worse, he's had somewhere around 75 stones and two lithotripsies. My father and husband also had stones, and on my youngest son's recent CT for other reasons they found one in his right kidney. All in the family!

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