Renal and Urinary Disorders – Med-Surg Nursing
Renal and Urinary Disorders – Med-Surg Nursing

Renal and Urinary Disorders – Med-Surg Nursing

by Prof. Lawes

The kidneys do much more than produce urine. In fact, they are essential for normal body functions. Disorders and diseases of the renal system greatly affect patients’ quality of life. Often, nurses are the first clinicians to notice that a patient is experiencing a negative change in their kidney function, so it’s crucial to understand how the kidneys work and to identify signs they’re in trouble.

In this course, you’ll review the basic anatomy and physiologic functions of the kidneys, associated organs, and the urinary system, and you’ll learn how to assess kidney function through physical exam, serum labs, and urine analysis.

We’ll also discuss acute and chronic renal failure annd risk factors for both, as well as glomerulonephritis.

Course Details

  • Videos 108
  • Duration 6:52 h
  • Quiz questions 203
  • Concept Pages 0


Your Educators of course Renal and Urinary Disorders – Med-Surg Nursing

 Prof. Lawes

Prof. Lawes

Dr. Rhonda Lawes is a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), and an Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing in Oklahoma, USA.
She obtained her PhD in Educational Psychology from Oklahoma State University in 2016.
Due to her achievements, she has earned numerous teaching awards. She teaches nursing students how to use the science of cognitive learning to maximize their study effectiveness.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Lawes is the Director of Nursing Education Programs, and teaches courses on Pharmacology (Nursing), Medical Surgical Nursing and Pathophysiology.

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Professor Lawes
By Eileen M. on 13. June 2023 for Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) (Nursing)

Best professor I have ever watched. She is very engaging speaker.

By Fatmata B. on 15. March 2022 for Acute Kidney Injury (Nursing)

Great lecture. love the she breaks down the content. She is my kind of teacher.

Love the content!
By Janette Y. on 06. January 2022 for Nephrons and Diuretic Sites of Action (Nursing)

This lecture was incredibly useful in understanding why certain medications are used and how they interact with the nephron. I learned SO much and it is very applicable. This kind of content is awesome, and exactly what I need to fully understand the subject. Excellent job!

Serum creatinine
By Jill A. on 10. November 2021 for Serum Creatinine – Renal Assessment (Nursing)

Awesome explanations from Professor Lawes! I definitely have a more clear understanding now . I have to go back , of course!! But I’m so happy I have the tools .Also, it’s great to “ see” her and have a teacher. I’m usually listening to study, but seeing and having her there , feels like she’s MY teacher! Thank you !