Urinary stones account for about 328,000 hospital admissions eachyear. The occurrence of urinary stones occurs predominantly in the thirdto fifth decades of life and affects men more than women. About half ofpatients with a single ureter stone another episode within 5 years ( Frassetto and Kohlstadt, 2011).Studieswithin the past ten years have determined that Ureteroscopic Lithotripsy is thepreferred approach for treatmentof symptomatic ureteric stone diseases, because it is not only safe but alsoassociated with fewer post-operative complications, decreased morbidity andoverall cost (Chris et al.
, 2013).In Egypt , theincidence of ureteroscopic lithotripsy procedures in Uro surgical Department at El – Demerdash Hospital were approximately 600 procedures through the year 2014 . Needsassessments are required to guide care planning in part because many patientsdo not communicate concerns to their clinicians. In addition, it provide a richopportunity to more fully understand experiences of the patients. Moreover,careful assessment of patients’ needs is central to the whole process ofproviding care (Clarke,2011). Effective pre/post-operative assessment of patients needs isfundamental to provide the safe surgical procedures.
Therefore this study wasaimed to assess the needs of patients undergoing Ureteroscopic Lithotripsy (Celement, 2011). Information is a key factor for optimal management ofpost-procedural symptoms. Patients should receive consistent information andeffective discharge instructions to be prepared for transition of care fromhospital to home. An effective practical discharge advice will increasepatients` confidence in managing their care at home, improve health status andmake them feel safe and comfortable. It is vital to provide patients withcertain guidelines and information about their analgesic regimen, returning todaily activities and dietary advice….
etc. (Smeltzer andBare , 2010) . Therefore, this study will be conducted for the purpose ofdeveloping instructional guidelines to improve both the quality and value ofcare for patients undergoing Ureteroscopic lithotripsy.