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Renal conditions learning plan

8.25 credits

Chronic kidney disease, managing UTIs, lower urinary tract symptoms in men, cardiovascular complications of renal disease, renal colic and red flags in presentations of haematuria are all covered in this learning plan for GPs and nurses.

The range of topics reflects the role of GPs and other healthcare professionals in diagnosis, management, investigation, referral and follow-up of renal conditions.

Each educational activity provides key learning points along with a post-test so you can check what you have learned. You can undertake the whole plan or select individual modules to match your identified learning needs. CPD credits can be claimed for all modules completed.




Clinical Review

Chronic kidney disease: clinical review

In this module, Dr Neil Iosson and colleagues provide an in-depth guide to the diagnosis and management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in primary care. This module provides key learning points for GPs, nurses and other healthcare professionals around revised KDIGO categories, NICE guidance, management of CKD and when to refer.

1.50 Credits
Clinical Review

Urinary incontinence in women: clinical review

This article, updated in 2016 by Dr Julian Spinks, reviews the assessment, classification and management of women presenting with urinary incontinence. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include transient causes, associated drugs, when to consider urgent or routine referral, and pharmacological treatment of OAB.

1.50 Credits
Knowledge

Cardiovascular complications of renal disease

Dr Neil Iosson outlines the aetiology and management of risk factors for cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease.

1.00 Credits
Syllabus

Guidance update: Latest NICE guidelines on lower urinary tract symptoms in men

Dr Mike Thurgood describes an update to NICE guidance on lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in men.

1.00 Credits
Knowledge

Lower urinary tract symptoms in men

Dr Louise Newson explains the causes and treatments of LUTS in men. This article also provides a refresher on advice to give, prescribing and when to refer to secondary care. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include causes of LUTS such as benign prostatic enlargement, and when a PSA test should be offered.

0.50 Credits
Knowledge

Managing urinary tract infections

Dr Sally Hope examines the diagnosis and management of both men and women with UTI. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include interpretation of urine dipsticks in patients with UTI, differential diagnoses and management of patients with UTI who are pregnant.

0.50 Credits
Knowledge

Referral and management of renal colic

This activity covers the clinical assessment and referral of renal colic, along with treatments available in secondary care.

0.50 Credits
Red flags

Haematuria - red flag symptoms

In this article updated in 2018, Dr Suneeta Kochhar explores the red flag symptoms that may indicate a serious cause of haematuria.

0.50 Credits
Clinical Interview

Urology clinical Q&A

Dr Catherine Briggs, GP with an interest in urology, describes role and answers questions on diagnosis and management of urological conditions in primary care.

0.25 Credits
Syllabus

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on chronic kidney disease: managing anaemia

Dr Neil Iosson describes the changes to NICE guidance on managing anaemia in patients with CKD and explains how to implement them.

1.00 Credits