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Bladder scanning to measure urine volume

Speciality Classification
Nurses and Midwives
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Provider
My Midwifery & Nursing CPD (MNCPD)

Overview

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.

Learning Objective

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.
Delivery
Title
Bladder scanning to measure urine volume
Speciality Classification
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
CPD Points
0.5
Price
Free
Location
Online
Price:
Free
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