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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 in balance.

The Philips Healthcare Learning Center is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15050 for 2.0 Contact Hours

This program has been approved by the Florida Board of Nursing (CE Provider No. 50-11991) for 1.5 Contact Hours. CE Broker Course Tracking No. 20-550472

This program has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses (Provider No. WV2011-0570RN) for 2.0 Contact Hours.




Course objectives: 

Upon completion of this course, 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
  • Explain the physiology involved in urine formation, maintaining acid-base, fluid, and electrolyte balances
  • Identify patient symptoms, treatment, and care issues with fluid and electrolyte imbalances
  • Discuss the kidney's endocrine functions
  • Recognize various laboratory tests and identify their strengths for renal evaluation
  • Explain the patient preparation and care protocols specific to common laboratory and diagnostic procedures


Course details

Delivery method: 

  • eLearning


  • English

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