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Uroflow Procedure in Clinics (12.55)

Uroflow Procedure in Clinics (12.55) - Policies, Clinical, UWHC Clinical, Department Specific, Ambulatory, Clinic Specific

12.55

12.55 Uroflow Procedure in Adult Clinics ‐ Urology Clinics  
Category:  UWHC Departmental Policy   
Policy Number:  12.55    
Effective Date:  April 23, 2014   
Version:  Revision    
Manual:  Ambulatory    
Section:  Clinic Specific (Ambulatory)   
 
 
I. PURPOSE

To describe the process and documentation for staff performing uroflow measurements.

II. PROCEDURE

A. The physician, Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician’s Assistant (PA) orders uroflow testing. The order is
entered into the patient visit encounter.
B. The Clinic Scheduler schedules the procedure. They instruct the patient to arrive with a full bladder.
C. On the day of the appointment, at check in, determine if the patient has a strong urge to void. Offer fluids
if necessary.
D. When the patient has strong urge to void, the clinical staff will proceed as follows:
1. Turn the switch on in the back or side of the uroflow machine.
2. Instruct the patient to void into the funnel.
3. If a midstream urine sample is desired, instruct the patient to void into the funnel until they feel
like they have almost finished voiding and then to give a urine sample into a sterile specimen
container, labeled in front of the patient.
E. Documentation:
1. Tear off the uroflow measurement results from the recorder and affix to a UW Mounting Form
(#SR300138) labeled with the patient's name and medical record number. Scan the document
into On Base and fax to HIM.
2. Document in the encounter progress note of the patient's electronic medical record (EMR) that
the test was performed.
3. Complete the charges in the EMR charge capture.
F. Clean the uroflow machine by first flushing it with water and wipe all surfaces with disinfecting towelettes.

III. WRITTEN BY

Urology Clinic Staff

IV. REVIEWED AND APPROVED BY

Urology Clinic Manager
Ambulatory Policy and Procedure Committee
Clinics Administration

SIGNED BY

Deborah D. Tinker, MSN RN CENP, Director, Ambulatory Nursing