N336 Urinary Elimination student JAT 2011

N336 Urinary Elimination student JAT 2011 -...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–5. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Jacqueline Tulley, RN, MSN, ACNP N336
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Known as voiding, micturation, urination Process: Filling of the bladder 200 – 450 ml of urine Activation of stretch receptors in bladder wall Signaling to the voiding reflex center Contraction of detrusor muscle Conscious relaxation of external urethral sphincter
Image of page 2
Kidneys produce urine at rate of 60ml hourly Can fluctuate by 1000- 2000ml  Most void 5 – 6 times daily Normal specific gravity 1.002 to 1.028.  
Image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Growth and  development Infants and children Elderly adults Produce 15 – 60ml of urine daily 8 to 10 wet diapers daily no voluntary  control of voiding Toilet training 18 – 24 months old Full control by age 3 years Enuresis is normal in children Nocturnal enuresis  normal until age 6 yrs Function of kidneys decrease at about  age 50 yrs ; have about 2/3rds  functioning nephrons by age 80 yrs Bladder volume may decrease so need  to urinate more often  nocturnal  frequency Urine leakage 
Image of page 4
Image of page 5
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern