Category list : Urea or electrolytes
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This article, the second in a four-part series, describes the procedure for collecting a catheter specimen of urine
Specimen collection 1: general principles and procedure for obtaining a midstream urine specimenSubscription
This article, the first in a four-part series, describes the general principles of specimen collection and how to collect a midstream specimen of urine
“Got kidney stones? Ride a roller coaster! Study shows it is the most pain-free cost-efficient way to pass them,” says the Mail Online of a study carried out in the US which tested riding roller coasters as a way of passing kidney stones.
Management of diabetic ketoacidosis in adultsSubscription
Diabetic ketoacidosis is a potentially life-threatening complication of diabetes, making it a medical emergency. Nurses need to know how to identify and manage it and how to maintain electrolyte balance
Many signs and symptoms of disease in older patients are attributed to old age without further investigation, leading to conditions being undiagnosed and untreated
NICE guidance on giving intravenous fluidsSubscription
A suggested gap in nurse training prompted NICE to produce guidance on use of IV fluid therapy aimed at all health professionals providing this therapy
Why do we test for urea and electrolytes?Subscription
Glomerular filtration rate and levels of electrolytes, urea and creatinine give a strong indication of kidney function and can guide treatment
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The amount of fluid people need is directed by their level of activity, diet, state of health and climate. Different fluids also have different effects on the body.
Measuring and managing fluid balanceSubscription
Assessing hydration status and measuring fluid balance can ensure optimal hydration