Product Detail

Acute and Chronic Kidney Disease
Audio CD
$169.99 USD
Product Details
Format:
Audio CD - 4+ hours   Instructions
Length:
5 hr 57 min
Details:
Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions.
Author:
CARLA J. MOSCHELLA, MS, PA-C, RDN
Publisher:
PESI Publishing & Media
Copyright:
12/7/2016
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNA077155
Objectives
  1. Recognize which patients are at risk for developing chronic kidney disease (CKD).
  2. Assess patients with CKD by analyzing risk factors, the urinalysis, and labs.
  3. Explain the five stages of CKD, their associated complications, and their treatment and prognosis.
  4. Appraise how to prepare patients for renal replacement therapy (dialysis and/or transplant).
  5. Discuss how the kidneys control blood pressure, and understand the roles the various classes of anti-hypertensive medications play in the treatment of hypertension.
  6. Choose the best method of patient education to promote compliance with dietary restrictions.
Outline

Accurately Assessing Kidney Function

  • Interpreting Lab Tests
    • BUN
    • Creatinine
    • GFR
  • Urinalysis
    • Normal Findings
    • Proteinuria
    • Hematuria
  • Indications for Imaging Studies
    • Ultrasound
    • CT Scan
    • Angiogram
    • IVP

Recognizing the 5 Stages of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

  • Screening Recommendations
  • The Possible Cause
  • Accurate Staging
  • Common Complications Including:
    • Hyperkalemia
    • Hyperphosphatemia
    • Anemia
    • Acidosis
    • Malnutrition
  • Management Strategies
    • Recommended Medications
    • Dietary Restrictions
  • Predicting Outcomes
    • Rate of Decline
    • Onset of ESRD

The Kidneys and Hypertension

  • Goals for Blood Pressure Control
  • Choosing the Appropriate Medications
    • Diuretics
    • ACE Inhibitors
    • ARBs
    • Calcium Channel Blockers
    • Beta & Alpha Blockers
  • Hypertensive Nephrosclerosis
    • Lab & Imaging Findings
    • Prognosis

The Kidneys and Diabetes

  • Urinalysis
    • Screening & Monitoring
    • Frequency of Testing
  • Diabetic Nephropathy
    • Controlling BP & Glucose
    • Recommendations for Treatment

Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)

  • Deciphering the Cause
    • Medications
    • Contrast Dye
    • Shock
    • Glomerulonephritis
    • Urinary Tract Obstruction
  • Reversible vs. Irreversible
  • Identifying the Signs & Symptoms
  • Monitoring the Patient
  • Appropriate Interventions

Kidney Disease & Nutrition

  • Diet for CKD & AKI
  • Dietary Interventions:
    • Sodium
    • Phosphorus
    • Potassium
    • Protein
  • When to Use & Why

End-Stage Renal Disease

  • Hemodialysis & Access Issues
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Transplant
    • Cadaveric vs. Living Donor
    • Pre-Transplant Considerations
    • Post-Transplant Care
  • Complications of Therapy
    • Infection
    • Rejection
    • Cancer
  • Psychosocial Support
  • Transitioning to Palliative Care or Hospice

Patient Education & Compliance

  • Strategies to Prevent Non-Compliance
  • Cultural Considerations
  • Avoiding Re-Admission
  • Incorporating the Family
Author

CARLA J. MOSCHELLA, MS, PA-C, RDN

Carla J. Moschella is a physician assistant and registered dietitian with over 25 years of clinical experience in internal medicine, gastroenterology, and internal medicine. She received her Master of Science degree in Medical Dietetics from Framingham State College in Massachusetts and her Physician Associate Certificate from Yale University School of Medicine. She was employed for several years as a physician assistant in nephrology at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. In that capacity, she managed patients with all stages of chronic kidney disease, including those who were undergoing evaluation for a kidney transplant and those who already had received one.

Carla has lectured at many national and state conferences on kidney disease, including at the National Kidney Foundation's annual meetings, at the physician assistant's national conference in New Orleans, and at several physician assistant state associations, including Arizona, Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont. She is the author of the chapter on nephrology in Lange Q&A Physician Assistant Examination, published by McGraw-Hill, the PA text for preparation for the national certifying and recertifying exams. She authored an article on the National Kidney Foundation's practice guidelines for chronic kidney disease in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and she co-authored an article entitled, "Interaction between cyclosporin A and Hypericum perforatum (St. John's wort) following organ transplantation" in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases. Carla is a member of Pi Alpha, the national honor society for physician assistants, and Alpha Eta, the national honor society for allied health professionals.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Carla Moschella an employment relationship with Logistics Health Inc. She receives speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Carla Moschella has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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