Postoperative bladder distention: measurement with bladder ultrasonography.

  title={Postoperative bladder distention: measurement with bladder ultrasonography.},
  author={Andrew J. Warner and Stephen G. Post USAF Phillips and Karin A Riske and M K Haubert and Nicholas A. Lash},
  journal={Journal of perianesthesia nursing : official journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses},
  volume={15 1},
Bladder distention is a common postoperative occurrence. A process improvement project was conducted at a Midwestern Veteran Affairs Medical Center to determine whether a new method for detecting bladder distention, bladder ultrasonography, was more effective than manual palpation in the perianesthesia setting. Data were collected on 494 men over a 9-month period using bladder ultrasonography. Of those patients, 19.4% had postoperative bladder distention with greater than 400 mL of urine. This… CONTINUE READING