The nurse is caring for a patient with urolithiasis. The patient needs to be evaluated to determine the type of stone before treatment can begin. The nurse would use which of the following to assist this process?


• The patient's urine should be strained so the stone can be collected and analyzed.

• Once the type of stone is known, a treatment plan can be developed.

• A sterile urinal and 24-hour collection are not necessary.

• An intake and output flow sheet should be used for all inpatient's with kidney problems.

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