IMAGINGBladder Scan Misleading a Vascular Emergency as Urinary RetentionSweeney, Michael MSN, FNP-BC, ENP-BC, NE-BC, CEN, CFRN, CCRN, CTRN; Cerepani, Mary Jo DNP, FNP-BC, ENP-BC, FAEN, FAANPEditor(s): Ramponi, Denise R. DNP, FNP-C, ENP-BC, FAEN, FAANP, CEN, Column Editor Author Information Chestnut Hill Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Corresponding Author: Michael Sweeney, MSN, FNP-BC, ENP-BC, NE-BC, CEN, CFRN, CCRN, CTRN, Chestnut Hill Hospital, 8835 Germantown Pike, Philadelphia, PA 19118 ([email protected]). Disclosure: The authors report no conflicts of interest. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal: January/March 2021 - Volume 43 - Issue 1 - p 35-38 doi: 10.1097/TME.0000000000000331 Buy Metrics Abstract A middle-aged man arrives from a nursing facility to the emergency department with urinary retention and abdominal pain. A bladder scan was performed to identify the amount of urine in the bladder. Multiple attempts were made to place a urinary catheter without difficulty, but no urine was identified. When several attempts are made to insert a urinary catheter without success of urinary output, one must stop and rule out other causes. This case study outlines the etiology, diagnostics tests, and management of a patient with urinary retention. © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.