A patient is scheduled to undergo an intravenous pyelography. After conducting patient teaching for the procedure, the nurse knows that the patient needs further education when he states which of the following?

"I will not be allowed to drink fluids for 4 hours after the procedure."

Explanation

• "I may feel warmth or flushing of the face when the dye is injected." This statement is true.

• "The procedure will check for tumors or cysts in the kidney, bladder, and urinary tract." This statement is true.

• "I may have a metallic taste in my mouth while the dye is being injected." This statement is true.

• After an IVP, the patient should be instructed to force fluids to help excrete the contrast dye used in the procedure. Therefore, this statement is incorrect: "I will not be allowed to drink fluids for 4 hours after the procedure." 

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