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Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR): In a Nutshell (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes

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

    00:03 A GFR test requires a blood sample.

    00:06 The GFR is also used to assess kidney function and identify the patient's stage of kidney disease.

    00:13 Now actual numbers are only reported, once eGFR is less than 60.

    00:18 Now, in healthcare, you'll hear us just say 60, but when we say that we mean milliliters per minute times 1.73m squared.

    00:27 Okay, so no one reports or says all of those values.

    00:31 We usually just say the number, but it is important to know that those very specific unit measurements are there.

    00:37 Now eGFR is impacted by several factors, including age, sex, and body size.

    00:44 So eGFR is usually higher for men than for women and sadly it decreases with age.

    00:50 Male normal values are approximately 130.

    00:53 Yeah, go ahead and fill those values in. Good job.

    00:56 And female normal values are approximately 120.

    01:00 Yes, really impress your friends if you know those units of measure.

    01:03 All right. Thanks for watching this video with us today.


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    The lecture Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR): In a Nutshell (Nursing) by Rhonda Lawes is from the course Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) – Renal Assessment (Nursing).


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