Have you ever wondered?
If you are like many other healthcare professionals, you might find fluids and electrolytes to be intimidating; renal function to be mysterious, and concepts like osmolality to be downright confusing. But, wait…now there’s hope!
In “The Kidneys in Detail” Carla J. Moschella, MS, PA-C, RDN, explains the complexities of fluids and electrolytes in simple terms that you will be able to understand and gives you practical ways to use the information at the bedside with your next patient.
If you have a hard time explaining to your patients about why their potassium is low for the third day in a row, or how certain drugs can cause renal dysfunction, or why it is important that you measure intake and output, then you need to go back to the basics with the help of a mentor who can really make the information easy and understandable.
Most of us learned about anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology in school where we were focused primarily on passing the class. We memorized and we studied, but we quickly forgot.
You learn differently now. With years of healthcare experience, your brain has learned to classify your professional information into “file folders” based on your clinical experiences. Now, when you go back to learn these concepts, your brain will put the information into the correct “folder” to use the next time you encounter a patient with that problem. In other words, you will retain the information now that you have a way to organize it.
Understanding the essential concepts of renal anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology will help you find patient complications faster and respond to them more appropriately. In addition:
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Carla Moschella, MS, PA-C, RD, is a physician assistant and registered dietitian with over 25 years of clinical experience in nutrition, nephrology, 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 a one.
She 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. She also has served as a reviewer for many journals and textbooks. Miss Moschella is a member of Pi Alpha, the national honor society for physician assistants, and Alpha Eta, the national honor society for allied health professionals.
Financial: Carla Moschella is a Lead Clinician for Logistics Health, Inc. She receives speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Carla Moschella has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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