In this lesson, we will discuss what a retrograde pyelogram is and determine how it can help detect disorders of the ureters, bladder, and kidneys. This is a semi- invasive procedure so we will review important nursing interventions before and after the procedure. We will also identify potential complications nurses need to assess for after the procedure. Finally, we will also identify some contraindications for performing a retrograde pyelogram based on pre-procedure nursing assessment data.
Upon the completion of this lesson, learners will be able to:
- Describe the function of a retrograde pyelogram in diagnosing disorders of the renal system
- Explain a retrograde pyelogram procedure
- Identify priority nursing interventions for before and after a retrograde pyelogram
- Determine contraindications for performing a retrograde pyelogram
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