Neurogenic Bladder – Slater

Normal volume of the full bladder = 500 mL

How do we know if a patient has urinary retention?

  • PVR > 250
  • Gotta know how much they started with and how much is PVR (e.g., voided 600 with a 400 mL PVR = they had a liter in there!)

Follow PVRs closely in spinal injured patients!

If pt routinely having high PVRs but can void – have them void more frequently! (e.g. q 2 hours)

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