Now we talk about the urinary system. Neurogenic, same thing, right?
We had a neurogenic bowel.
Now, this is a neurogenic bladder, so the patient losses bladder control
so they have a lack of bladder control because of their brain and spinal cord or nerve problem.
So, neurogenic bladder is anyone who cannot control their bladder like you normally would as an adult
because they've had a brain hit, spinal cord damage or a nerve problem. So what do I do?
Well, as a nurse I can do a neurogenic bladder assessment,
I can cath the patient which we know we try to avoid at all cost but this is a really pretty special case.
So you're gonna make sure that you assess and collaborate with the health care physician
and decide on what's gonna be a long-term plan because we may need to do something alternative for this patient
if we cannot address this problem of the neurogenic bladder.