An e-learning resource that covers kidney disease and injury
Kidn-e is an interactive learning resource aimed at junior doctors and those in the early years of specialist training. The learning content focuses on the two most common kidney conditions – acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease. Patients with these conditions are seen by doctors in a range of specialties. So, this learning package is an invaluable learning programme - whether you're working in medical, surgical or general practice areas.
During the course, you can explore the causes, possible complications, treatment and management of these conditions. Using interactive features, such as videos, animations and self-assessment exercises, you can build both your learning and understanding on key themes. The sessions enable you to build core knowledge in preparation for lectures and practical work – helping to deliver enhanced learning outcomes.
This learning resource is available via the Internet so you can study in the workplace, at home or even on the move. It has been developed by The Renal Association, the Royal College of Physicians and e-Learning for Healthcare e-Learning for Healthcare.
Module 1 – Acute Kidney Injury
This module covers the diagnosis and management of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI), which occurs in around five per cent of hospital admissions.
The module describes how to:
- determine the causes of AKI
- manage this condition
- deal with the life-threatening complication of hyperkalaemia
- correctly resuscitate and manage fluid balance
Module 2 – Chronic Kidney Disease
This module focuses on:
- the assessment and management of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
- strategies to delay CKD progression
- the investigation and management of hypertension
- the treatment of cardiovascular risk factors in CKD
Additionally, you can access sessions on renovascular disease, diabetic nephropathy, the medical treatment of complications relating to advanced chronic kidney disease – including the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of renal mineral bone disease, and the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of renal anaemia.
The module also includes two sessions on the effects of commonly used drugs in CKD and safe prescribing in a patient with the condition.
Single-user access to the Kidn-e programme for 12 months costs £65 (excluding VAT where applicable). To purchase a licence, please click on the ‘Register’ button below.
Once you have submitted your details and your payment has been processed, your account details (user name and password) will be emailed to you within two to three working days.