Goal and Learning Outcomes

The goal of this urinalysis continuing education course is to provide laboratory professionals, CMAs, and nurses with a comprehensive review of microscopic urinalysis. After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Describe the methods necessary for preparing urine samples for microscopic examination.
  • Identify the structures and cells present during a microscopic examination of urine sediment.
  • Identify the disease states associated with microscopic urine findings and those structures found in healthy samples.
  • Describe the preferable methods for urine collection from males, females, and infants, including when patients have indwelling catheters or cannot void on their own.
  • Discuss how the healthcare team can work better together to enhance proper laboratory specimen collection.

Course Authors

Accreditation Information

NURSES

In support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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