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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.
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.
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.
Dr Neil Iosson outlines the aetiology and management of risk factors for cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease.
Dr Mike Thurgood describes an update to NICE guidance on lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) 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.
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.
Dr Catherine Briggs, GP with an interest in urology, describes role and answers questions on diagnosis and management of urological conditions in primary care.
Dr Neil Iosson describes the changes to NICE guidance on managing anaemia in patients with CKD and explains how to implement them.