Fun with Kidneys: It's All About the Base, No Acid
This case-based activity is designed for the PA who is NOT in nephrology and outlines the usual presentation of acid/base disorders in a clinical setting, abnormal electrolyte presentations; plus, evaluation and treatment of abnormal electrolytes.

Note: These case-based self-assessment modules start with the assessment, there is no pre-study content.  Rational is given after each answer selection.

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Fun with Kidneys: It's All About the Base, No Acid

Joanna Lang, PA-C, MPAS

American Academy of Nephrology PA's Outreach CME modules

These modules were developed for the PA who is NOT in nephrology, does not think they need nephrology and is the reason we, nephrology, stay in business. Even if you do not think you are seeing kidney patients, you are! Just the normal aging of the kidney means that any patient over the age of 30 has some kidney dysfunction.

There will be series of modules, each module in this series stands alone but taken together, the 10 modules will cover the most important issues we see....and we think you are missing. In order to make this CME more effective to the practicing PA, we have used 'real-life' examples and discussed what went right and what went wrong. We have included expert opinion, the newest research and references for those of you who want to get more into the weeds of nephrology.

AANPA hope you enjoy the modules. But more importantly, we hope you learn something! Every 5 minutes someone's kidneys fail. A significant amount of kidney damage is iatrogenic....by us AND by the patients. A kidney patient is behind every door you walk in and we want you to be prepared!

Note: These case-based self-assessment modules start with the assessment, there is no pre-study content.  Rational is given after each answer selection.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

 Review the usual presentation of acid/base disorders in a clinical setting

 Develop a differential for abnormal electrolyte presentations

 Discuss the evaluation and treatment of abnormal electrolytes using a case-based method

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 1.0 AAPA Category 1 Self-Assessment CME credits by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Approval is valid until March 31, 2018. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  This program was planned in accordance with AAPA's CME Standards.

Disclosure Policy Statement

It is the policy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants to require the disclosure of the existence of any significant financial interest or any other relationship a faculty member has with the commercial interest of any commercial product discussed in an educational presentation. The participating faculty reported the following:

Joanna Lang, PA-C, MPAS
Midwest Nephrology Associates
Milwaukee, WI
No commercial relationships to disclose

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