Renal Question #23
The nurse is caring for a client experiencing small amount of hematuria following a cystoscopy. What is the most appropriate action by the nurse?
- Contact the health care provider.
- Order an ultrasound to rule out active bleeding.
- Instruct the client to not strain while urinating.
- Reassure the client that slight amount of hematuria may occur and continue to monitor.
Reassure the client that slight amounts of hematuria may occur; however, the nurse will also reassure the client that monitoring will continue. It is not necessary to contact the health provider, order tests, or instruct the client to avoid straining.