More than 26 million Americans (900,000 in Illinois) are currently living with chronic kidney disease and a majority of them are unaware of their condition. Nearly 80% of these patients develop kidney disease because of uncontrolled hypertension and diabetes.
In the early stages of chronic kidney disease, most patients receive their care from general internists and family practitioners. The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois recognizes the important role of health professionals who work in primary care settings in the early detection and care of people with CKD. The NKFI provides educational programs for physician groups and professional associations about CKD.
"The Power of the Primary Care Provider to Alter the Course of Chronic Kidney Disease"
A program presenting tools for providers to help detect kidney disease earlier and enhance current treatment methods for patients with chronic kidney disease along with an in-depth discussion of related disease states such as anemia and bone disease, as they relate to chronic kidney disease. The program is presented in a variety of formats depending upon the need of the particular group requesting the education.
At the conclusion of the program, the participant will be able to:
- Identify methods to diagnose chronic kidney disease and identify at what stage a patient lies.
- Apply practical treatment methods to prevent the progression of chronic kidney disease in hypertensive and diabetic patients.
- Apply practical treatment methods in managing complications associated with chronic kidney disease.
Primary Care Provider Toolkit
A toolkit assembled for providers to be utilized for the diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure, diabetes and chronic kidney disease.
For a printed copy or a to request multiply copies please contact Mara Lidacis at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 312-321-1500 ext. 246.