Measuring Urine Output:
Pair of gloves
2 Alcohol Pads
Knock on patient’s door, and then enter.
Greet patient by name, introduce yourself and what you are doing
Provide for privacy by shutting curtains
Wash your hands
Check the patient’s ID, to confirm identity
Gather your supplies
Put chux pad on the ground under the urinary bag
Put your gloves on
Place graduated cylinder on chux pad.
Open alcohol pads and place them on the chux pad
Wipe the end of the tube with a alcohol pad
Open urinary bag and drain into graduate, without touching any side of the graduate
Clean the tip of the bag with the remaining alcohol pad
Make sure the urinary bag is directly below the bladder
Wrap the chux pad around the graduate and set on the back of the toilet or counter top
Measure the amount in the graduate
Empty the graduate into the toilet
At the sink rinse the graduate twice with scalding water dumping it into the toilet
Pat dry with a clean paper towel and store with a clean barrier paper towel
Check the tubing to make sure its not tangled
Remove gloves and wash hands
Place the call button in the patient’s hand
Record fluid measurement
Ask the patient how would like the head of their bed
Close the curtains
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