UW School of Nursing

April 28, 2022

Med-Surg 365 | The Renal System

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Image for UW Med-Surg 365 course.Med-Surg 365 | The Renal System
On-Demand Program

Course Description

This module provides training in renal assessment, tips for identifying the causes and clinical manifestations of acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease, and a greater understanding of why every nurse is a kidney nurse.


Nancy Colobong Smith, MN, ARNP, CNN

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Renal and Transplant, UW Medicine/UW Medical Center/Montlake, Seattle; Affiliate Instructor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, UW School of Nursing, Seattle

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module, participants will be better able to:

  1. Identify populations at higher risk for kidney disease.
  2. Describe the functions of the kidney.
  3. Discuss how to assess for acute kidney injury.
  4. State causes of chronic kidney disease.
  5. Describe manifestations of chronic kidney disease.
  6. Discuss options for renal replacement therapy.