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Chronic Kidney Disease Management handbook

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The third and latest edition of our handbook, ‘Chronic Kidney Disease Management in General Practice’, is the synthesis of evolving evidence that shows the importance of early and appropriate management of kidney disease.

The Kidney Check Australia Taskforce (KCAT) has produced this handbook to help health professionals identify people who are at risk of kidney disease and manage those who have chronic kidney disease.

Easy to use and interactive
The handbook has been designed to be easy to use and interactive. The front and back covers can be removed and used as a quick reference guide. Links to relevant fact sheets, websites and additional resources are interspersed throughout.

Both printed and electronic soft copies of the handbook are available. The electronic copy contains interactive hyperlinks, and all tables, algorithms and figures are available as individual downloads.

Download a e-copy of this handbook here or order a printed copy here.

Algorithms and tables 
AKI management plan   
Algorithm for initial detection of chronic kidney disease
Algorithm for management of hypertension in people with chronic kidney disease
Early detection of chronic kidney disease using Kidney Health Check
Goals of management  
Nutrition targets for people with chronic kidney disease and eGFR ≥ 30 mL/min/1.73m2
Recommendations for chronic kidney disease detection in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples
Stages of chronic kidney disease
Three components to a diagnosis of chronic kidney disease

Yellow Clinical Action Plan
Orange Clinical Action Plan
Red Clinical Action Plan
Nephrologist Referral Form

Resources for health professionals
CKD Go! app free web-based app that allows you to develop personalised chronic kidney disease Clinical Action Plans.
eGFR Calculator (CKD-EPI formula) to calculate GFR (kidney function) using age, gender and serum creatinine.
Absolute Cardiovascular Risk Assessment Calculator to estimate the risk of a cardiovascular event  
KHA-CARI Guidelines for evidence based clinical guidelines for the management of chronic kidney disease.

Resources for patients
Health fact sheets 
Health publications 
Resources for Indigenous Australians

Additional resources
Chronic kidney disease and automatic reporting of estimated glomerular filtration rate: new developments - revised recommendations 
Chronic kidney disease and measurement of albuminuria or proteinuria: a position statement
Guidelines for Preventive Activities in General Practice – Red Book
My Kidneys My Choice – Decision Aid
National Guide to a Preventive Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
PEN Clinical Systems Clinical Audit Tool 

Chronic Kidney Disease Management in General Practice (3rd edition) is accredited as an Accepted Clinical Resource by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and is endorsed by the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrologists.

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