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 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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