management - early

Last reviewed 01/2018

The first presentation is that of a patient who has not passed urine after surgery.

  • history and examination
  • stand up and give a bottle (for men)
  • put in a catheter
  • if there is a catheter in situ, check that it isn't blocked; if necessary perform a bladder washout
  • put on / look at fluid balance chart
  • assess fluid input