How is bladder pressure assessment performed with the UnoMeter Abdo-Pressure kit?

Updated: Jan 16, 2020
  • Author: Pamela I Ellsworth, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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The UnoMeter Abdo-Pressure kit is a closed sterile circuit that connects between the patient’s Foley catheter and the urine collection device. [14]

The Foley manometer is placed between the catheter and the drainage device and is primed with 20 mL of sterile saline through its needle-free injection/sampling port. The “0 mm Hg” mark of the manometer tube is placed at the symphysis pubis, and the filter is elevated vertically above the patient. The clamp is opened, and the end-expiration value for the bladder pressure of pvesical is read when the meniscus has stabilized. After reading close the clamp and place the Foley manometer in its drainage position.

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