Do You Screen Your High Risk Patients Regularly For Chronic Kidney Disease?
Early detection and diagnosis for patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) can make a big difference to outcomes. Your patients are relying on you to identify if they are at high risk, and regularly screen their Albumin to Creatinine Ratio (ACR) and Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR).
Patients who are at higher risk include those who:
As a healthcare professional, you should also be aware of any other conditions that may involve the kidney, and medications that could have contraindications.
A useful way to identify medications which should be specifically reviewed if a patient is dehydrated, vomiting or has diarrhoea, is by using the SADMANS acronym.
For further information, the ICGP guidelines can be found on its website.
Do You Have Patients With CKD or Heart Disease?
If you have a patient with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) you should suggest screening for Heart Disease, and vice versa. The two diseases often go hand-in-hand.
Produced by the Irish Kidney Association in association with the HSE National Renal Office
This campaign is supported by an unrestricted grant from AstraZeneca
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