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

Renal and Urinary Disorders – Med-Surg Nursing

by Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

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 202
  • Concept Pages 0


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

 Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

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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Well explained theory regarding the importance of protein indicators in urine testing
By Michael B. on 11. February 2024 for Introduction to Urine Protein Test (Nursing)

This lecture helped me to consider more in-depth the connection between diabetes, albuminura and the effect of diabetes on the kidneys. It will help to give me more of a stronger foundation with other areas of study later. Would recommend the Urinalysis series of videos.

Another excellent lecture on reading test results.
By Michael B. on 07. February 2024 for Glucose – Substance in Urine (Nursing)

Another excellent lecture on the road to learning about urinalysis reading. Thanks!

very helpful
By Alessandra O. on 13. December 2023 for Nephrons and Diuretic Sites of Action (Nursing)

Great job explaining. I love her style of teaching and really appreciate that she repeats the terminology so that it gets ingrained in my memory.

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.