Kidney Health Week 2018 is coming soon, and Kidney Health Australia are calling on practices to help raise much needed awareness of kidney disease.
According to Kidney Health Australia, one in three people living in Australia is at increased risk of kidney disease, and 90% of kidney function can be lost without experiencing any symptoms.
Every day, 53 people die with this highly undiagnosed condition; less than ten percent of affected people are aware that they have the disease.
Kidney Health Australia are urging all members of the public are being encouraged to learn the risk factors and take control of their kidney health.
What can your practice do?
Practices, nurses, GPs and all other primary health providers can help raise awareness of kidney disease. You can help share this message by setting up an information display at your workplace or in your local community, and spreading the word on social media. For more information, visit the Kidney Health Australia website.
Where can you learn more?
Kidney Health Australia (KHA) has been providing accredited education to primary care health professionals since 2001. Their Primary Care Education Program aims to improve the health outcomes for people with chronic kidney disease (CKD), by increasing awareness and implementation of best practice detection, and management of CKD by primary health care professionals.
Professional education is offered through face-to-face workshops, online platforms, webinars and conferences. You can access RACGP and ACRRM accredited training online through the ThinkGP online portal, here.
To book our education or for more information, contact the Primary Care Team. PrimaryCare@kidney.org.au or 08 8334 7512