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CKD Management in Primary Care handbook


The CKD handbook provides guidance and clinical tips to help primary care practitioners to detect, manage and refer patients with CKD in their practice.

Why the handbook is a must have resource!

  • 'go-to’ for best practice recommendations on the management of CKD in an Australian context.
  • succinct, evidence-based resource, designed to facilitate decision-making on detecting and managing CKD, and provide guidance on appropriate referral to a nephrologist.
  • support primary health practitioners with early detection and management of CKD by providing relevant information in accessible formats.

What's new in the 5th edition?

  • Medication recommendations for slowing CKD progression and reducing CVD risk.
  • Guidelines for culturally safe kidney care in First Nations Australians.
  • Updated Aus CVD risk calculator and its application in CKD.
  • Stepwise approach to albuminuria reduction.
  • Expanded information on managing nutrition and diet in CKD.
  • Revised algorithms for initial detection and diagnosis of CKD, and referral to a nephrologist.
  • New sections on genetic kidney disease, heart failure, pain management, contraception and pregnancy, and hyperuricaemia.
  • Updated links to further information, resources, apps, and the Kidney Health Professional Hub.

    Approved resource!

    The CKD handbook has been officially recognised as an Accepted Clinical Resource by 'The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners' (RACGP) and endorsed by the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology (ANZSN), Primary Healthcare Nurses Association (APNA), the Renal Society of Australasia (RSA) and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).

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