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Wednesday, 6 April 2022

Urinary Disorders Q 41

The nurse is preparing to care for the client following a renal scan. Which of the following would the nurse include in the plan of care?
    A. Place the client on radiation precautions for 18 hours.
    B. Save all urine in a radiation safe container for 18 hours.
    C. Limit contact with the client to 20 minutes per hour.
    D. No special precautions except to wear gloves if in contact with the client’s urine.

Correct Answer: D. No special precautions except to wear gloves if in contact with the client’s urine.

No specific precautions are necessary following a renal scan. The nurse wears gloves to maintain body secretion precautions. The client should tell his doctor about any prescription or over-the-counter medications he is taking. Discuss how to use them before and during the test.

Option A: A renal scan is an outpatient, or same-day, procedure. The client won’t have to stay at the hospital overnight. A nuclear medicine technician performs the scan. This is usually done either in a hospital radiology department or a medical office with special equipment.
Option B: Urination into a commode is acceptable without risk from the small amount of radioactive material to be excreted. If the client needs to have an empty bladder for the scan, he may need a soft tube called a catheter to maintain this condition.
Option C: Depending on the reasons for the scan, testing may take between 45 minutes and 3 hours. Talk to the technician beforehand if claustrophobic because the camera may pass close to the body.

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