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What you will learn

Course description: 

This renal course for nurses presents an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the renal system, patient assessment, and common diagnostic procedures for renal evaluation. Course content includes the kidney's role in forming and excreting urine, maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance, producing hormones, and regulating acid-base balance.




Course objectives: 

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate between the macro and microstructures of the kidney;
  • Describe the role of the kidney in arterial blood pressure regulation;
  • Describe the physiology involved in urine formation and the maintenance of acid-base, fluid and electrolyte balances;
  • Identify patient symptoms, treatment, and care issues with fluid and electrolyte imbalances;
  • Discuss the endocrine functions of the kidney;
  • Recognize normal and abnormal laboratory test results; and
  • Explain the patient preparation and care protocols specific to common laboratory and diagnostic procedures.
Course details

Delivery method: 

  • eLearning


  • English

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