Assessment of Renal Function: In a Nutshell (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

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    00:00 So let's wrap up this video series.

    00:03 We know the big overarching concept of kidneys is that they filter the blood, remove waste and extra water and make urine.

    00:11 Now nurses are accountable to understand when there's an increased risk for acute kidney injury also known as acute renal failure remember that's the older term, and watch for the signs and symptoms of chronic renal disease.

    00:24 Monitoring and screening of a patient's kidney function will help us identify problems earlier, So the whole team can allow for interventions that will slow the progression of kidney disease.

    00:35 Now the major lab tests that we use to assess kidney function include BUN, serum creatinine, estimating the GFR from the serum creatinine and a full urinalysis including examination of the sediment.

    00:49 Thank you for watching our video today.

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    The lecture Assessment of Renal Function: In a Nutshell (Nursing) by Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN is from the course Introduction to Assessment of Renal Function (Nursing).

    Included Quiz Questions

    1. Emphasize the importance of fluid management
    2. Measure urine output daily
    3. Discuss ways to manage risks factors of kidney disease
    4. Encourage monitoring of blood pressure at home
    5. Check blood glucose daily and avoid high blood glucose

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     Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

    Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

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