Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Bladder Scanner Woes

So I'm still new to the world of RNing, but with my background as a CNA and LPN, I have some experience using a bladder scanner.

And yet I couldn't understand why I was getting readings ranging from 200 to 650 with each try.

One CT scan later I had my answer:

This poor guy had 2 liters in his bladder.

Ouch.

2 comments:

Soupdaloup Design Works said...

This has happened to me before (2x in 48hrs since my NP accidently ripped my foley out double ouch) However the whole experience made me want to go into the ER after nursing school

annahannah said...

ouch. needs a foley stat.