How to perform a urinalysis

Royal College of Nursing

Educator: Royal College of Nursing
Course Duration: 60 minutes

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This module aims to help nurses to undertake a urinalysis in a safe, timely, effective and patient-centred manner, ensuring privacy and dignity. Urinalysis is a common clinical procedure involving examination of urine to detect problems in the body. Urinalysis should be carried out by competent healthcare practitioners. Urinalysis is a simple, cost-effective tool which can be performed for screening, diagnosis and management of conditions, because urine might undergo several changes as an individual becomes unwell. Urinalysis is an essential component of the holistic and symptomatic assessment of any individual in poor health. The healthcare practitioner should explain the procedure to patients. The healthcare practitioner should document relevant findings.

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