Friday, December 3, 2010

Patient Teaching for Bladder Cancer

Patient teaching, discharge and home healthcare guidelines for patient with Bladder Cancer. In early stages, bladders Cancer have no symptoms. Commonly, the first sign is gross, painless, intermittent hematuria. Patients with invasive lesions often have suprapubic pain after voiding. Other symptoms include bladder irritability, urinary frequency, nocturia, and dribbling. Provide complete information about disease, disease process and treatment. Provide complete preoperative teaching. Include an explanation of the operation the patient is to undergo. Discuss equipment and procedures that the patient can expect postoperatively. Teach the patient the specific procedure to catheterize the continent coetaneous pouch or reservoir.


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