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dc.contributor.authorMcLeod, L.
dc.contributor.authorSoutherland, Kerry
dc.contributor.authorBond, J.
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T13:16:39Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T13:16:39Z
dc.date.created2013-08-15T20:00:21Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.submitted2014-07-08
dc.identifier.citationMcLeod, Laura and Southerland, Kerry and Bond, Jade. 2013. A Clinical Audit of Postoperative Urinary Retention in the Postanesthesia Care Unit. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing. 28 (4): pp. 210-216.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/29996
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jopan.2012.10.006
dc.description.abstract

Postoperative urinary retention (PUR) is a common postsurgical complication. Early detection and management of PUR is of particular concern to nurses working in the postanesthesia care unit (PACU) because a single episode of bladder distention may result in permanent bladder damage. A clinical audit (CA) was conducted that examined the risk factors that may contribute to the development of PUR in the PACU. The CA was conducted over a 1-week time period and used a data collection tool that was developed from the current literature. A total of 34 patients met the inclusion criteria for the CA, and a prevalence rate of 20.6% was reported, which was consistent with prevalence rates reported by larger research studies. Despite the small sample size of this CA, results suggested that PUR should be of concern to nurses in the PACU. Recommendations included the development and implementation of a guideline relating to bladder scanning in the PACU and modification of existing PACU discharge criteria to include bladder management.

dc.publisherElsevier
dc.subjectPACU
dc.subjectpost operative urinary retention
dc.subjectpostsurgical complication
dc.subjectbladder management
dc.titleA Clinical Audit of Postoperative Urinary Retention in the Postanesthesia Care Unit
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.dateSubmitted2013-08-16
dcterms.source.volume28
dcterms.source.number4
dcterms.source.startPage210
dcterms.source.endPage216
dcterms.source.issn1089-9472
dcterms.source.titleJournal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing
curtin.digitool.pid192232
curtin.pubStatusPublished
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curtin.identifier.scriptidPUB-HEA-SON-EC-74798
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