Dr Joanna Dargan, a Urology Registrar, talks to James about haematuria. Haematuria is a common call junior doctors are asked to assess on the wards. Joanna is currently working in New South Wales and interested in medical education and training.
Summary Writer: Rose McCarthy
Script Writer: Joanna Dargan
Editor: Joanna Dargan
Interviewee: Joanna Dargan
With Dr Joanna Dargan, Urologist in training, Sydney, Australia
Haematuria is a common call junior doctors are asked to assess on the wards. Management and appropriate follow up of haematuria are considered in this podcast. Macroscopic haematuria is blood in the urine which is visible to the naked eye, whereas microscopic haematuria is blood identified on dipstick analysis.
You are a junior doctor working on the wards and you’re asked to review a 72-year-old male who has an indwelling catheter (IDC) in. The nurse has now noticed that the urine is blood-stained.
As a minimum:
You are a junior doctor on the wards and you arrive to review a patient that has haematuria with clots in the bag. What do you do?
Dependent on the patient:
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