127746 - Detection and Management Cases of Chronic Kidney Disease
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The management of CKD helps to prolong the decline of kidney function and reduce complications associated with end stage kidney disease. CKD management also works well with the management of comorbidities, such as hypertension and diabetes. This active learning module uses pre-reading, a didactic presentation and interactive case studies to highlight the issues associated with management of people with CKD and comorbidities followed by a reinforcing activity.
Relevance to General Practice
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) presents a significant health problem in Australia. It is estimated that 1 in 3 Australians is at an increased risk of developing CKD. Approximately 1.7 million Australians aged 18 years and over - a striking 1 in 10 – have at least one clinical sign of CKD. Perhaps even more startling is that 1.5 million Australians are unaware they have clinical signs of CKD. Many people do not know they have kidney disease as up to 90% of kidney function can be lost before symptoms are evident. Modifying and controlling shared risk factors for these diseases not only reduces the risk of onset of disease, but also has a favourable impact on disease progression and the development of complications - with the potential for large health gains in the population.
- Define the use and limitations of eGFR in staging CKD
- Define the role of the GP in detecting and managing CKD in the primary care setting
- Outline the goals for best practice management of CKD, with regard to comorbidities, acute kidney presentations, nephrotic syndrome and hypertension
- Determine when to refer patients with CKD to a Nephrologist according to the recommended clinical indicators
- Implement a practice-based system, for patient safety, to identify patients at higher risk of CKD for a kidney health check