AIM: To synthesise the evidence available in the literature on the effectiveness of the ultrasound bladder scanner in reducing the risk of urinary tract infection. Using the ultrasound bladder scanner for the measurement of urinary residue, nurses are able to evaluate the presence of urinary retention, monitor the volume and the excessive relaxation of the bladder and avoid unnecessary catheterisations. The association between urinary catheterisation and urinary tract infection is well documented in the literature. METHOD: An extensive review was carried out by two researchers using multiple databases, including all articles published from 1 January February No restrictions were adopted with regard to language. Studies on 1 documenting hospitalised patients with a need to evaluate bladder urinary volume, 2 comparing the use of the ultrasound bladder scanner vs.
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Disclosures: Funding for the research reported in this article was provided by the Indiana State Department of Health. Much of the data for this manuscript is included in the final report to the Indiana State Department of Health: October, Acknowledgements: The authors would like to thank Mary Scheller for her review of this manuscript. Funding for the research reported in this article was provided by the Indiana State Department of Health. The authors would like to thank Mary Scheller for her review of this manuscript.
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The bladder scan measures ultrasonic reflections within the patient's body to differentiate the urinary bladder from the surrounding tissue. It is a noninvasive portable tool for diagnosing, managing and treating urinary outflow dysfunction. Equipment includes bladder scanner, scan head, plug, battery and stand, ultrasound transmission gel, and top-loading printout paper.