Hematuria, Proteinuria, Dysuria, Oh My! Common Complaints in Pediatric Nephrology


With school and sports physical season quickly approaching, this course provides an excellent opportunity for APNs working in an outpatient setting to sharpen their skills in pediatric nephrology. This course will focus on how to interpret the urinalysis and evaluate the most commonly seen urinary complaints including:  hematuria, proteinuria and dysuria which can be early indicators of serious kidney disease.  A brief review of kidney function, effects of chronic kidney disease and populations at risk for developing kidney disease —including premature infants and obese children and adolescents-- are presented.  Finally, the approach to evaluation and management of children with abnormal urine testing will be discussed as well as implications for school and sports participation.

This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post test will be awarded 1.0 NAPNAP contact hours, of which 0 is pharmacology content.

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Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses


Learning Objectives


  1. List differential diagnoses associated with hematuria, proteinuria, and dysuria
  2. Identify populations at risk for the development of kidney disease
  3. Describe long term health consequences of kidney disease
  4. Define effective screening tools to identify children with kidney disease 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Contact hours
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Krista Ray, MSN, APN, FNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner General Nephrology, Division of Kidney Diseases, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago , Chicago, IL 


Krista Ray has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Available Credit

  • 1.00 Contact hours


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