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Chapter 7

NURS 230 Chapter Notes - Chapter 7: Urinary Incontinence, Stress Incontinence, Kegel Exercise

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NURS 230
Damien Zsiros

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Nursing Assessment of the urine
Look at the color, clear or cloudy, sediment, blood, odor. Odor of urine can point to
dehydration, infection, medications (penicillin is one example). Bright orange urine can
come from Pyridium (a urinary analgesic). Green urine can come from amitriptyline or
Doan’s pills old back pain medication. Any pain with urination? Any incontinence?
Urinary incontinence is a normal consequence of aging: True or False?
The more concentrated the urine becomes, the darker the yellow color. Red can mean
blood, brown can mean liver disease
Types of incontinence:
stress incontinence:
urge incontinence:
overflow incontinence:
functional incontinence
Kegel’s exercises: stopping the flow of urine by contracting the ring of muscle at the
bladder and anus. Teaching about Kegel’s exercises are an independent intervention
but you need to fully teach about the exercises, just mentioning them doesn’t give
credence to your teaching and you need to specify repetitions and sessions of exercise.
Find the muscles you use to stop urinating.
Squeeze these muscles for 3 seconds. Then relax for 3 seconds. Your stomach and thigh
muscles should not tighten when you do this.
Add 1 second each week until you are able to squeeze for 10 seconds each time.
Repeat this exercise 10 to 15 times per session. Try to do this at least 3 times a day.
Don't do Kegels while you urinate. Doing them during urination can hurt your bladder
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