Practical skills

How to perform a urinalysis

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 01 hr
  • Last updated: 2020
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This practical learning module is aimed at helping nurses undertake urinalysis in a safe, timely and patient-centred way that ensures patient dignity. The importance of urinalysis in the holistic and symptomatic assessment of any individual in poor health is highlighted.

Disclaimer

Please note that information provided by RCNi Learning is not sufficient to ensure competence in the skill. Assessment of competence should take place in line with local practice. Practice should always align with local protocols and procedures, latest guidelines and any regulatory code. All modules should currently be viewed together with available national and local Covid-19 guidelines. For advice, go to www.rcn.org.uk/covid-19/rcn-position

Alison Bardsley, Senior lecturer in primary care nursing, course director, non-medical prescribing, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Coventry University, Coventry, England.


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