Elimination. Basic Principles . Wash Hands & Wear Gloves Infection control, your protection & your client’s protection Privacy Embarrassing Positions for urination Independence. Functions of Urinary System. Remove wastes from blood to form urine
The nephron = functional unit of the kidney and forms the urine
At risk for skin breakdown related to acid urine next to skin.
Adult Diapers or Attends
Warmth to the bladder & perineum relaxes muscles & facilitates voiding. ( Sitz bath or warm tub )
If unsuccessful- urinary catheterization may be indicated
Excess enema use seriously depletes fluid and electrolytes