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95790 - CKD issues for General Practitioners: 4 common cases (2 hours)

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This module explores some common issues for CKD that present to general practitioners. A person with risk factors for CKD, a patient with diabetes, a patient presenting with macroalbuminuria and the patient with difficult hypertension are explored through 4 different case studies. This module is designed to be interactive with inbuilt case study questions and answers.

Relevance to General Practice

CKD, cardiovascular disease and diabetes share many risk factors. There are complex causal relationships between these conditions. CKD frequently occurs in the presence of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Together these diseases are three prevalent chronic conditions in Australia. CKD, cardiovascular disease and diabetes have a substantial impact on the health of Australians, affecting almost 1 in 4 adult Australians, or an estimated 3.7 million Australians, placing a substantial burden on the Australian community and health-care system. 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. 
Primary care education will enhance general practitioners’ knowledge of CKD, its associated risk factors, co-morbidities and appropriate management.

Learning outcomes
  • Explore the role of the GP in preventing and detecting CKD in the primary care setting
  • Define the goals for best practice management of CKD, particularly Diabetic Kidney Disease
  • Define the goals for best practice management of nephrotic syndrome in CKD
  • Define best management for resistant hypertension including lifestyle and pharmacological management
  • Implement a practice-based system, for patient safety, to identify patients at higher risk of CKD for a kidney health check
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    95790 - CKD issues for General Practitioners: 4 common cases (2 hours)
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