Chronic kidney disease: early detection and management
NT PHN and NPS Medcinewise invite GPs and GP Registrars to a free networking and CPD evening with your peers.
NPS Medicinewise’s expert speaker, pharmacist and educator, Christine Wise, will deliver this 1 hour CPD session in Darwin followed by dinner and networking.
This session will also be accessible online for remote participants via Microsoft Teams.
About the session:
GPs, Aboriginal Health Workers and Health Practitioners are well placed to incorporate early detection and management of CKD to slow disease progression and reduce risk from diabetes or cardiovascular disease by developing individualised integrated plans for their patients.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common, harmful and silent disease. Twice as common as diabetes, and a significant cause of cardiovascular deaths, CKD often remains undetected until the majority of kidney function is lost.
Knowing who is at risk enables targeted screening for early diagnosis and treatment to slow or stop the progression of CKD and reduce risk of cardiovascular disease.
This educational session has been developed to help GPs:
- identify and assess patients at high risk to facilitate early diagnosis
- develop individualised clinical action plans that consider the management of CKD with its related comorbidities and complications
- optimise non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatment strategies shown to improve patient outcomes.
- This activity has been approved for 2 points (CPD Activity) under the RACGP CPD Program for the 2020–2022 triennium (activity: 367936).
- This activity has been accredited for 1 hour under the performance review category in the ACRRM PD Program for the 2020-2022 triennium (activity code: 27410).