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.
Great lecture. love the she breaks down the content. She is my kind of teacher.
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!
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 !
Thorough and well presented lecture. Dr. Lawes makes a difficult topic of kidney much easier to comprehend than a dry lecture. Is there a way to look up gfr in more depth and dct function?