Aims and Objectives

Theory and background

Urine collection

Documenting results

There are different methods for documenting the results, as mentioned previously;

  1. After dipping the urine compare the strip with the scale and remember the results
  2. Prepare your documentation sheet with as much information as possible, prior to dipping the strip. After dipping it, remove the glove from your dominant hand and document the results.
  3. You may write the results on a scrap piece of paper to transfer to the patient notes (electronic or paper) in a clean environment.

Please report abnormal results immediately to a senior member of staff, and document clearly.

Some do’s and don’ts

References and other useful resources