Online Courses

NMT/RT Part 7: Renal Anatomy & Physiology

Price: $10.00 CE: 1.00
This course is accessible until 9/30/2022

This course is part of the Anatomy and Physiology Review for NMT/RT. This course on the renal system presents an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the renal system, patient assessment, and common diagnostic procedures for renal evaluation. Course content includes the kidney's role in forming and excreting urine, maintaining fluid, and electrolyte balance, producing hormones, and regulating acid-base in balance.

This content is supported by 6 additional anatomy and physiology courses for NMT/RT: Cardiovascular, Endocrine, Gastrointestinal, Hematology, Neurology, and Pulmonary.

NOTE: This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors; individuals may not repeat and report a self-learning activity for credit twice in the same biennium.

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Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
  1. Differentiate between the macro and microstructures of the kidney.
  2. Describe the role of the kidney in arterial blood pressure regulation.
  3. Explain the physiology involved in urine formation, maintaining acid-base, fluid, and electrolyte balances.
  4. Identify patient symptoms, treatment, and care issues with fluid and electrolyte imbalances.
  5. Discuss the kidney's endocrine functions.
  6. Recognize various laboratory tests and identify their strengths for renal evaluation.
  7. Explain the patient preparation and care protocols specific to common laboratory and diagnostic procedures.

Qualified Planners/Faculty

Jan DeMuth, BSN

Jan DeMuth received her B.S. in Nursing from Southern Missionary College in Collegedale, TN. She began her career at Florida Hospital Orlando in 1972 in the Intensive Care Department. In 1974, she transferred to the Renal Dialysis Department as a NM. In 1977, she left Florida Hospital to open and serve as DON to a new outpatient hemodialysis clinic in Sanford, Florida. In 1984, she returned to Florida Hospital to the Renal Dialysis Unit where she as since served as Preceptor, NM, and now serves as Clinical Educator.

This author has disclosed that there are neither conflicts of interest nor commercial affiliation with this activity.

Judith Minneci, RN, CCN

Judith received her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin in 1974. She currently serves as a Coordinator of Patient Education and Continuing Education/In-service at Florida Hospital in Orlando. Judith also serves as an adjunct instructor at Valencia Community College in Orlando, Florida.

This author has disclosed that there are neither conflicts of interest nor commercial affiliation with this activity.

Lynn A. Rowe, PhD, RN

Lynn A. Rowe, PhD, RN, graduated from Florida State University School of Nursing in Tallahassee, Florida, in 1991 with a BSN degree. She received her MSN from University of Phoenix in 1999. She received her PhD in Nursing from the University of Arizona in 2014. After graduation, she began work as a staff nurse in a medical telemetry unit at Florida Hospital from 1991-1994. She entered the CCNIP training program in 1994 and completed with final placement in the MSICU as a staff nurse from 1994 to 1999. In 1999, Ms. Rowe assumed the position as an Education Specialist for that unit and remained there until 2001 when she accepted the position of Clinical Nurse Specialist for MSICU, Dialysis, and Urology. Her current position is as a Nurse Research Scientist in the department of Clinical Excellence and Research.

This author has disclosed that there are neither conflicts of interest nor commercial affiliation with this activity.

490-B Boston Post Road
Suite 200
Sudbury, MA 01776
Phone: 800-334-2472
CE Credits: 1.00, Category: A ARRT, Expires: 9/30/2022
4052 Bald Cypress Way
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1741
Phone: 850-245-4266
CE Credits: 1.00, Category: 00-Technical Approved, Expires: 1/31/2023

Completion Requirements: To receive continuing education credit commensurate with the credit awarded for this on-line activity, the participant must:

  • View all modules
  • Participate and pass all learning checks
  • Pass the Post Test(s) with a minimum score of 80%
  • Complete and submit the on-line evaluation

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