The urinary system will introduce the student to the urinary anatomy and physiology of the urinary system including the process of urine formation, common diseases, and diagnostic procedures. Related pharmacological agents and specific nutritional needs are discussed. Discussion will include the role of the nurse in the care of a client receiving dialysis and the effect of aging on the urinary systems function. The unit emphasizes the nursing interventions and psychosocial aspects for the care of the client with a urinary disorder. Selected clinical experiences allow the student to practice appropriate nursing skills.
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