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Chronic kidney disease: diagnosis and management


Dr Gerry Morrow MB ChB MRCGP Dip CBT

Editor CKS; Medical & Product Director (Primary Care) Agilio Software. March 2022

INTRODUCTION

Chronic kidney disease is a complication of many of the conditions routinely managed in primary care and rarely presents alone. Undiagnosed, CKD can cause many comorbidities. It is important to be aware of its possibility and understand its classification and severity to monitor and manage it appropriately

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

On completion of this module, you should be better able to:

  • Recognise when to suspect chronic kidney disease in order to undertake the appropriate investigations
  • Classify chronic kidney disease
  • Offer appropriate initial management in primary care
  • Monitor people with confirmed chronic kidney disease

This resource is provided at an intermediate level. Read the article and answer the self-assessment questions, and reflect on what you have learned.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.

FURTHER READING

Chronic kidney disease: diagnosis and management Dr Gerry Morrow. Practice Nurse 2022;52(2):30-35