Describe retention overflow?
What, as nurses, do we need to be aware of?
As the inability to reflease urine accumulated in the bladder results in retention overflow.
Pressure in the bladder accumulates to the point where urine overcomes the external eurethral sphincter and allows a small amount of urine out 2 - 3 times per hour and offers no relief to discomfort.
Nurses need to be aware of the volume and frequency of voiding and accessing the abdomen for evidence of bladder distention and tenderness.