What is the post-void residual?

Before you order a foley catheter which is one of the more painful procedures in emergency medicine, first check to be sure that the bladder is distended.  This is quick and can really help guide therapy – insert foley, replace foley, look for problems elsewhere if the bladder is empty.  2 minute video here.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s