In this lesson, we will define hydronephrosis and look at some causes and risk factors for developing the disorder. We will review signs and symptoms that clients with hydronephrosis commonly present with in addition to testing used to confirm the diagnosis. Finally we will review surgical treatment for the disorder and priority nursing interventions for preventing complications.
Upon the completion of this course, learners will be able to:
- Describe hydronephrosis
- Discuss signs and symptoms of hydronephrosis
- Identify treatment methods used for hydronephrosis
- Assume priority nursing interventions for before and after surgical treatment for hydronephrosis
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