Goal: Discuss the principles of glomerular filtration and renal hemodynamics and provide nephrology nurses with the ability to predict, identify and assist in the treatment of clinical conditions that can alter glomerular filtration and renal hemodynamics.
Define and explain the process of glomerular filtration.
Identify factors that can influence the glomerular filtration process.
List methods to measure or estimate glomerular filtration rate (GFR).
Acknowledgment: The author would like to acknowledge Dr. Milagros Samaniego, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, for her careful review of this manuscript and Romeo Paredes for his assistance with the development of the figures.