infection is important to decrease the risk of exacerbation in the client with multiple sclerosis. Use of an indwelling urinary catheter puts the client at risk for urinary tract infection. Some clients with urinary retention are taught intermittent self-catheterization. Risk of urinary tract infection is lower with intermittentcatheterization than with the use of an indwelling urinary catheter. Acetylcholine is the primary neurotransmitter of the parasympathetic nervous system. Stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system causes the detrusor muscle to contract, which promotes bladder emptying. Anticholinergic medications inhibit the cholinergic response and lead to urinary retention. Oral fluids should be encouraged in the client with voiding difficulties as concentrated urine increases the risk of urinary tract infection.
54.A client has a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis and is currently in remission. The client is a parent of two active preschoolers. What should the nurse encourage the client to do?