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Nursing care of clients with urinary tract disorders
chapterposted on 2017-12-06, 00:00 authored by Diane GoldsworthyDiane Goldsworthy, Trudy DwyerTrudy Dwyer
The urinary system includes the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder and urethra. This organ system can be affected by a variety of disorders, including congenital malformations, infections, obstructions, trauma, tumours and neurological conditions. Any portion of the system-from the kidney through the urethra-can be affected, with serious or even life threatening consequences unless the problem is appropriatelydiagnosed and treated. Kidney disorders which can affect urineproduction and waste elimination directly are discussed in thenext chapter. Disorders of the urinary drainage system may obstruct urine flow or may affect the kidneys and affect urine production and elimination. The anatomy and physiology and nursing assessment related to the urinary tract is presented in Chapter 27.
Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)
Parent TitleMedical-surgical nursing : critical thinking in client care
Number of Pages37
Place of PublicationFrenchs Forest, N.S.W.