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?


  1. Contact the health care provider.
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  2. Order an ultrasound to rule out active bleeding.
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  3. Instruct the client to not strain while urinating.
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  4. Reassure the client that slight amount of hematuria may occur and continue to monitor.
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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.

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