Identify & Manage Patients
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is best identified and treated early as part of comprehensive primary medical care. Goals of medical management are to: identify and treat, monitor, slow progression, and reduce and treat complications. Additional goals include providing patient education about CKD, diet, lifestyle, and preparation for renal replacement therapy (RRT).
CKD management involves an interdisciplinary approach. Track your patients' disease progression through GFR and urine albumin, and implement interventions to slow progression and reduce complications.
- Monitor CKD Progression
- Slow Progression and Reduce Complications
- Treat Complications and Comorbidities
- Address Functional Status and Quality of Life (QOL) Issues
- Prepare for Kidney Replacement Therapy
NKDEP has also developed patient education lesson plans to help educators and providers present kidney health information to patients.
Effective management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) requires both prepared health care providers and informed patients. NKDEP has developed numerous resources to expand CKD knowledge among providers.