Resources for health professionals
We have a number of resources available to assist health professionals in the detection and management of kidney disease. Patient resources can be found here.
Chronic Kidney Disease Management in General Practice handbook
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. See details here.
Kidney Health Check
The Kidney Health Check is a practical approach to detecting chronic kidney disease. It involves three investigations: a blood test to determine the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), a urine test for albumin creatinine ratio, and a blood pressure check. See details here.
The estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) is the best measure of kidney function. An eGFR result is provided when a serum creatinine test is ordered in an adult. The rate can be calculated by using our eGFR calculator. See details here.
‘CKD Go!’ App
CKD Go! is an App to help doctors recognise, understand and manage chronic kidney disease. It allows you to view a personalised action plan, based on the eGFR and urine albumin creatinine ratio. Click here to find out more: CKD Go!
QKidney® risk calculator
This calculator gauges the risk of a person developing moderate to severe kidney disease over the next five years, by assessing their answers to some simple questions. It can be accessed online at no cost by visiting qkidney.org or purchased as an iPhone or iPad app from iTunes here.Resources / PublicationsPublications