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PulsePlus – Renal medicine (3 CPD hours)

This PulsePlus on renal medicine covers chronic kidney disease, managing electrolyte emergencies, managing a reduced eGFR, prescribing safely in renal impairment, and polyuria and polydipsia.

Learning objectives

This module will give you a GP-focused update on renal medicine, including:

  • Diagnosing and managing CKD
  • Establishing the stage and cause of CKD
  • Managing low and high sodium and potassium levels
  • Prescribing in chronic kidney disease
  • Identifying causes of polyuria and polydipsia

This module will be free for all registered members of Pulse Learning until 23rd November 2011.


Key questions on CKD:

Dr Kathryn Griffith is a cardiology GPSI in York and member of the Renal Advisory Group, Department of Health

Dr Keith Hopcroft is a GP in Laindon, Essex

Electrolyte emergencies:

Dr Stuart Smellie is consultant chemical pathologist at the County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust and clinical practice director for the Association for Clinical Biochemistry

A step-by-step approach to a reduced eGFR:

Dr Arif Khwaja is a consultant nephrologist and Dr Haroon Naeem a SpR in nephrology at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield

Prescribing issues in chronic kidney disease:

Dr Matt Hughes is a cardiology GPSI and hospital practitioner in cardiology in Cardiff

Ten top tips in polyuria and polydipsia:

Dr John Matthews is a consultant endocrinologist at the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

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