Pre-existing Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a potent risk factor for Acute Kidney Injury (AKI). Incidence of AKI is increasing in Australia. Hospitalizations and death rates for AKI increase rapidly with age the majority occurring in people over 65 years of age. For a number of years now patients under specialist management of renal physicians have been advised to be aware of signs of dehydrating illness that may precede AKI and in the case of dehydrating illness withhold various medications and seek medical review.
Feedback has been that often general practice provides the medical review and they are unsure what the nephrologists have instructed the patients to review and unsure how the nephrologists would like them to precede.
- Written by Graeme Turner, NNSW LHD, Renal nurse
The Federal Government has released FAQs for the My Health Record aimed at individuals, healthcare providers and contracted service providers. These documents are current as of 15 January 2016 and supersede the three page FAQ and registration form for the PCEHR, as it was previously known. The NPS has also released a short brochure on the My Health Record system.
Enrolling patients through GP software streamlines the registration process and it is now a relatively painless procedure. Registration can be undertaken by doctors, nurses or administrative staff.
The latest edition of the Collaborative Newsletter has been released.
The second workshop dates have been set for 16 and 17 February 2015 in Tweed and Ballina with a new venue being chosen for Ballina. Graphs of PDSAs submitted for early December are available.
- Written by Catriona Wilson, Program Manager & Jambavati Excell, Project Support Coordinator
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