What should the nurse instruct the client? Nurse Joy is providing postprocedure care for a client who underwent percutaneous lithotripsy. In this procedure, an ultrasonic probe inserted through a nephrostomy tube into the renal pelvis generates ultrahigh-frequency sound waves to shatter renal calculi.
A. Limit oral fluid intake for 1 to 2 weeks. B. Report the presence of fine, sand-like particles through the nephrostomy tube. C. Notify the physician about cloudy or foul-smelling urine D. Report bright pink urine within 24 hours after the procedure
Alert the physician about cloudy or foul-smelling urine. The nurse should advise the patient should keep themselves hydrated. A nephrostomy is a common urologic, interventional radiology procedure in which a tube/catheter is introduced into the renal collecting system. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy was established as a treatment option for removing kidney stones.
This procedure removes medium-sized or larger renal calculi from the patient’ urinary tract. After the procedure, the tiny pieces of kidney stones pass out your body in your urine. The ultrasonic probe is to be inserted through a nephrostomy tube and generate sound waves to destroy renal calculi.
Notify the physician about cloudy or foul-smelling urine
The client should report the presence of foul-smelling or cloudy urine. Unless contraindicated, the client should be instructed to drink large quantities of fluid each day to flush the kidneys. Sandlike debris is normal due to residual stone products. Hematuria is common after lithotripsy