Monday, May 27, 2024

TESTING THE URINE OF A PREGNANT WOMAN/CLIENT FOR SUGAR/PROTEIN

Table of Contents

REQUIREMENTS #

  1. Urine dipsticks
  2. Pair of gloves
  3. Urine sample bottle
  4. Urine
  5. Catheter (if necessary)
  6. Mackintosh apron

STEPS #

  1. Establish rapport (refer steps)
  2. Explain procedure (refer steps)
  3. Teach client on how to obtain midstream urine
  4. Pass urethral catheter to obtain urine sample where necessary
  5. Put on mackintosh apron
  6. Perform hand hygiene and wear gloves
  7. Read instructions on reagent bottle before use
  8. Note quantity, colour and sediments of urine sample
  9. Smell urine for odour and note (offensive, fishy, fruity/acetone smell etc.)
  10. Pick one strip of reagent and dip into urine
  11. Remove strip immediately and tap the edge of strip against side of urine container
  12. Measure specific gravity of urine
  13. Read PH. of urine
  14. Compare test area closely with the corresponding colour chart on bottle
  15. Dispose off and decontaminate used items
  16. Perform hand hygiene
  17. Record and report findings to Officer in-charge