Activity 14.3: Decision making

You are on placement on a surgical ward, and your mentor asks you to collect a specimen of urine from a patient with an in-dwelling catheter, who is showing signs of infection.

  • What signs and symptoms might the patient be showing?
  • What steps would you take to collect the specimen of urine?
  • How would you explain the procedure to the patient?

No answers supplied for this activity as it will reflect individual experiences.