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What would be a priority nursing diagnosis for the client who is being discharged t home 3 days after a TURP?

This question is part of Urinary System Disorders | NCLEX Quiz 115
Asked by Santepro, Last updated: Jul 11, 2020

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Answered Sep 06, 2018

Deficient fluid volume

Deficient Fluid Volume is a priority diagnosis because the client needs to drink a large amount of fluid to keep the urine clear. The urine should be almost without color. About two (2) weeks after a TURP. when desiccated tissue is sloughed out. a secondary hemorrhage could occur. The client should be instructed to call the surgeon or go to the ED if at any time the urine turns bright red.Option B: The client is not specifically at risk for nutritional problems after a TURP. The client is not specifically at risk for nutritional problems after a TURP.Option C: The client is not specifically at risk for impaired tissue integrity because there is no external incision.Option D: The client is not specifically at risk for airway problems because the procedure is done after spinal anesthesia.
 

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