The urinary system
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The urinary system

Ella McLafferty Retired. Was senior lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee
Carolyn Johnstone Lecturer in nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee
Charles Hendry Retired. Was senior lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee
Alistair Farley Retired. Was lecturer in nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee

The urinary system plays an important role in regulating fluid and electrolyte balance and maintaining homeostatic balance within the body. Assessment and management of fluid and electrolyte balance is a vital part of the nurses’ role, therefore it is important that nurses understand the functions of the urinary system. This article explores the anatomy and physiology of the urinary system, with reference to the production and excretion of urine. It also provides an overview of urinary tract infection.

Nursing Standard. 28, 27,43-50. doi: 10.7748/ns2014.03.28.27.43.e7283

Correspondence

c.c.johnstone@dundee.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Received: 16 October 2012

Accepted: 02 September 2013