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for Urinary Retention

   
Urinary Retention
Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines
1)Teach Clean Intermittent Catheterization (CIC) every 4-6 hours to keep bladder volumes less than 400 cc
2)If patient/ caregiver unable to perform CIC: place Foley catheter to relieve retention
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit
1)Urinalysis and urine culture with sensitivities to confirm absence of infection
2)Renal ultrasound
3)Serum BUN and creatinine
Patient Education/Information (includes preps) Preps:
Frequency Volume Chart
Incontinence Protection Pad Weight Test
Appointment Timeframe Within 1-2 weeks
How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See MiChart
External Patients: Fax relevant clinic notes, laboratory results, diagnostic test results, operative notes to 734-232-1610
Clinic Contact Information Physicians: 800-962-3555
Patients: 734-936-7030
Clinic Location Sites Chelsea Health Center
Brighton Health Center
Livonia Center for Specialty Care
Taubman Healthcare Center
UM Consulting Physician Urology Physicians / Providers
Revised on: 01/29/2016