Unique, practical knowledge for nurses responsible for daily management of patients with cardiovascular disease, diabetes and related conditions.

Topic:

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

This article seeks to demonstrate the close relationship between cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease (CKD). It also highlights the importance of identifying people with CKD as a means of recognising people at high risk of both cardiovascular events and unplanned admissions.

Category: Editorial
Thursday, 21 May 2009

The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) was implemented in 2004 with the aim of ensuring that all patients had access to standardised, evidence-based care for their long-term condition. Points are awarded for meeting certain standards in each of these conditions and the number of points earned is translated into money that is paid to the practice. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the long-term conditions with QOF points for registering and monitoring.

Category: Editorial
Wednesday, 28 September 2011

The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) was implemented in 2004 with the aim of ensuring that all patients had access to standardised, evidence-based care for their long-term condition. Points are awarded for meeting certain standards in each of these conditions and the number of points earned is translated into money that is paid to the practice. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the long-term conditions with QOF points for registering and monitoring.

Category: Editorial
Wednesday, 01 April 2009

Volume 6, Special Issue 2, Apr-May-Jun 2009

Category: Themed Issues
Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Many drugs are cleared from the body by the kidneys, so careful medicines management is especially important in people with chronic kidney disease (CKD). This article explains how to ensure CKD patients receive recommended therapies designed to protect their kidneys and reduce their risk of a heart attack or stroke.

Category: Editorial
Saturday, 25 May 2013

Some patients with advanced kidney disease may prefer not to receive treatment with dialysis. Conservative management describes the care designed to relieve these patients' symptoms and maximise their health during their remaining months or years. By working with local renal and palliative services, practice nurses and other primary healthcare professionals will play a major role in ensuring a good death for kidney patients opting for conservative management.

Category: Editorial
Wednesday, 01 September 2010

Over the past four years there have been dramatic changes to the way in which people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are being managed in primary care. As a result of policy changes there are now many more people with CKD being identified, especially those with stage 3a. This article deals with one of the most important issues for primary care nurses when caring for people with early CKD – how to tell people that they have the condition and how to best manage it.

Category: Editorial
Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Over the past five years there have been dramatic changes to the way in which people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are being managed in primary care. As a result of policy changes there are now many more people with CKD being identified, especially those with stage 3A. This article deals with one of the most important issues for healthcare professionals when caring for people with early CKD – how to tell people that they have the condition and how to best manage it.

Category: Editorial

Article search and filter