A patient returns to the surgical unit after undergoing a transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). The nurse prepares for continuous bladder irrigation using:

Normal saline.

Explanation

• Normal saline is used for continuous bladder irrigation because it is isotonic

• Dextrose solutions should never be introduced into the bladder

• Sterile water is too easily absorbed into the systemic circulation

• Dakin's solution is used for wound irrigation

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