Bladder scanning to measure urine volume

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A bladder scan is a non-invasive test that is used to measure the volume of urine the bladder. It is commonly performed by nurses in hospital and community settings.

This module outlines the indications for a bladder scan to measure urine volume and provides a step-by-step guide to performing the test. It also highlights pitfalls and clinical conditions that may affect clinical findings.

This module is part of our short module series, designed to provide a brief overview of the subject matter.

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At the end of this module participants will be able to:

  • Describe a bladder scan.
  • Identify the clinical indications for undertaking a bladder scan to measure urine volume.
  • Highlight the benefits of a bladder scan compared to intermittent catheterisation.
  • Describe the steps required to perform a bladder scan to measure urine volume.
  • Identify clinical conditions that may affect bladder scan findings.

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