A primary health-care provider orders a bladder ultrasound scan be performed after a patient voids to determine the amount of residual urine. The nurse explains the test to the patient. Place the following steps in the order that they should be performed by the nurse.

1. Clean the patient’s abdomen to remove the gel and clean the scan head with isopropyl alcohol.

2. Put 5 mL of conducting gel on the patient’s symphysis pubis and place the scan head on the gel.

3. Aim the scan head toward the patient’s coccyx and press the scan head button.

4. Drape the patient exposing only the lower abdomen and suprapubic area.

5. Obtain the bladder volume and repeat the measurement several times.

6. Place the patient in the supine position.

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