Principles of Monitoring Renal Function

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Renal function is the key indicator of the kidneys’ condition and should be monitored in all deteriorating or critically ill patients. This article will discuss the principles of monitoring renal failure.

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Renal function is the key indicator of the kidneys’ condition and should be monitored in all deteriorating or critically ill patients in order to monitor disease progress, assess baseline measurements before starting treatment with certain medicines, indicate the function of other systems (e.g. cardiovascular system, where low cardiac output will result in diminished urine output) and dentify renal impairment.


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Lydia Nabwami
Lydia Nabwami is registered nurse who has worked in various healthcare settings including cardiac ward, cardiac critical care unit (ITU), general ITU, A&E department, nursing homes and community nursing. She uses her experience as a RN to write well-researched content that helps to attract and motivate audiences. Lydia is also a freelance writer for hire with specialisation in health writing and has helped numerous companies with their content needs. Her work has appeared on sites such as Caring Village, Reachout, Lisa Nelson RD and more. When she isn’t writing, you can find her listening to motivational speeches, keeping active or playing with her two daughters. Contact Lydia or visit her website at for more information on her services.
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Melinda Moyle
17 Jan 2022
quick informative read
Kim Roberts
05 Mar 2022
Good sound knowledge update.
Angelina Team
22 Jan 2022
Melissa Oneill
15 Jan 2022
very good read
Victoria Mathews
06 Mar 2022
A clear and succinct explanation surrounding the importance of monitoring renal function
Paul Eden
23 May 2021
Great source of information which has given a re fresher course to be able to apply my knowledge in the work environment.
Anna Carkeet
03 Dec 2020
clear article
Leanne Wierenga
23 May 2022
Registered Nurse
Good, simple article
12 Feb 2022
Nicola Fiore
06 Mar 2022
Good refresher, clear and concise
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