Urinary stones account for about 328,000 hospital admissions each
year. The occurrence of urinary stones occurs predominantly in the third
to fifth decades of life and affects men more than women. About half of
patients with a single ureter stone another episode within 5 years

 ( Frassetto and Kohlstadt, 2011).

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Studies
within the past ten years have determined that Ureteroscopic Lithotripsy is the
preferred approach for                    treatment
of symptomatic ureteric stone diseases, because it is not only safe but also
associated with fewer post-operative complications, decreased morbidity and
overall cost (Chris et al., 2013).

In  Egypt  ,  the
incidence of  ureteroscopic  lithotripsy     procedures 
in  Uro surgical  Department 
at  El –  Demerdash 
Hospital   were  approximately 
600   procedures  through the year 2014  .

 Needs
assessments are required to guide care planning in part because many patients
do not communicate concerns to their clinicians. In addition, it provide a rich
opportunity to more fully understand experiences of the patients. Moreover,
careful assessment of patients’ needs is central to the whole process of
providing care (Clarke,
2011).

                Effective pre/post-operative assessment of patients needs is
fundamental to provide the safe surgical procedures. Therefore this study was
aimed to assess the needs of patients undergoing Ureteroscopic Lithotripsy (Celement, 2011).

                Information is a key factor for optimal management of
post-procedural symptoms. Patients should receive consistent information and
effective discharge instructions to be prepared for transition of care from
hospital to home. An effective practical discharge advice will increase
patients` confidence in managing their care at home, improve health status and
make them feel safe and comfortable. It is vital to provide patients with
certain guidelines and information about their analgesic regimen, returning to
daily activities and dietary advice….etc. (Smeltzer  and
Bare  , 2010) .

 

Therefore, this study will be conducted for the purpose of
developing instructional guidelines to improve both the quality and value of
care for patients undergoing Ureteroscopic lithotripsy. 

 

 

 

 

 

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