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Impact of standardization of in-ward urine output measurement in post - operative patients: a clinical audit

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M. H. Prashath,

Professorial Surgical Unit, NCTH, Ragama, LK
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G. S. Sandhakumari,

University of Kelaniya, LK
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Department of Surgery
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R. C. Siriwardana

University of Kelaniya, LK
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Department of Surgery
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Abstract

Urine output (UOP) is a key parameter used in post-operative
patients to monitor the recovery. In our setup, this is done by
patients or caregivers. An audit cycle was carried out to
develop and evaluate a standardized protocol to improve the
accuracy of UOP measurement. The pre-audit assessment
was done evaluating: individual's ability in measuring and
record keeping, characteristics of the measuring container
and error of measurement. Subsequently, corrections were
done in these areas. The cycle was completed comparing the
error of measurement as an outcome. The intervention group
had fewer errors compared to the pre-audit group. Errors can
be overcome by a standardized measuring protocol.

How to Cite: Prashath, M.H., Sandhakumari, G.S. and Siriwardana, R.C., 2019. Impact of standardization of in-ward urine output measurement in post - operative patients: a clinical audit. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery, 37(4), pp.01–02. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljs.v37i4.8637
Published on 31 Dec 2019.
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