Chronic Kidney Disease
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Course Delivery & Duration
Single interactive study day.
This interactive day is suitable for primary care clinicians, GPs, practice nurses and community nurses or any professional involved with CKD in primary care. You may be dipping the urine, following up the results of health checks, managing diabetes, hypertension, established CVD or simply caring for our more mature population. This study day will help you to look differently at blood pressure and the whole management of CKD.
We set the national and individual impact of CKD in perspective, moving quickly on, as doing is different to understanding.
The role of the tests for CKD are immortalised in the "kidney chef" production where we turn blood into urine in front of your very eyes! Once diagnosis is clear the appropriate management principles for CKD in primary care are described and explained, with the very important aspect of when to refer included. Avoiding Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is a vital aspect of primary care management of hypertension, CKD and simply the elderly population. This study day demystifies this and offers practical solutions.
The day is relaxed and interactive, using demonstrations, case studies and most importantly focused on what people in general practice need to know and do about kidneys.
- Understand the importance of CKD and relevance in prevention of CVD
- Understand the benefits and limitations of testing renal function in primary care
- Understand the functioning of the normal kidney and what goes wrong in CKD
- Understand the rationale behind the National Clinical Guidelines for the management of CKD in patients in primary care
- Why is CKD important to the individual, the practice and the NHS
- The functions of the healthy kidney - made simple
- Monitoring kidney function - the approach in primary care and why this matters
- Diagnosis and staging of CKD in primary care and QOF
- Management of CKD in primary care therapies and monitoring
- Acute Kidney Injury and how to avoid these explained
- Explaining CKD for the patient
- Clinical cases to pull the day together