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AUSTRALASIAN EXTERNAL LINKS

Health Professional Organisations
Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology
Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology
ANZSN
Australasian Medical Writers Association

Cochrane Renal Group
Australia 
Dietitians Association of Australia Hotline 1800 812 942
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
RACGP
Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia
Transplantation Society of Australia & New Zealand TSANZ

Nursing Associations
Australian Practice Nurses Association APNA
Nephrology Educators Network NEN
Renal Society of Australasia RSA
Transplant Nurses Association Australia TNAA

Research work and related groups
AusDiab Study Reports
Australian Diabetes, Obesity & Lifestyle Study
Australian Stem Cell Centre
Latest news on research Renal Regeneration Group
Centre for Kidney Research New Children's Hospital at Westmead Sydney
CKD Queensland Collaborative multidisciplinary research and practice program
George Institute for International Health
Reducing global burden of disease
High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia
National Health and Medical Research Council NHMRC
National Institute of Clinical Studies
  NICS  Evidence - Practice Gaps Report (Vol 2)
Research Australia

Australasian Clinical Trials - focus on Kidney and Kidney Cancer
Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ANZCTR)
Australian Kidney Trials Network
- *Recruiting *Trials in development *News: Trials in progress *Trial review & approval *Publications from completed Clinical Trials  Scope of research: clinical trials, both paediatric & adults; secondary prevention trials in high risk populations e.g. diabetes, Indigenous Australians,& those with proteinuria; trials in patients with end-stage kidney disease; in particular dialysis and renal transplant populations; trials in patients with acute renal failure.
Clinical Trials Network Australia - Find a Clinical Trial>



AUSTRALASIAN CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES - specific health groups

Chronic Disease
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
(RACGP)
Diabetes management in general practice: Guidelines for type 2 diabetes
-  Red Book - Guidelines for Preventive Activities in General Practice
Putting Prevention into Practice (Green Book) Chronic kidney disease (CKD)
KHA-CARI Guidelines Caring for Australasians with Renal Impairment Search CARI Guidelines
- Chronic Kidney Disease Guidelines - Dialysis Guidelines - Transplant Guidelines

Cardiovascular - Heart (CVD)
ISBN: 978-0-9872830-1-6 © National Stroke Foundation 2012. Initiative of National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance (NVDPA) Diabetes Australia, Kidney Health Australia, National Heart Foundation of Australia & National Stroke Foundation
Guidelines for Management of Absolute Risk of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) & resources
CVD Risk Calculator www.cvdcheck.org.au Patient risk score of CVD within 5 yrs
Full Clinical Guidelines - quick reference guide
Manage your heart & stroke risk (consumer resource) Absolute Risk - education videos 
High Blood Pressure updates for GPs
High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia

Cancer and kidneys
Kidney Cancer Coalition
Kidney Cancer Kidney Health Australia site www.kidneycancer.org.au 
Education Program in Cancer Care (EPICC) Australian education program
Kidney Cancer Association USA - education for physicians and patients
Kidney Cancer Canada

Diabetes and Kidney Failure
Australian Diabetes Council
Diabetes and kidney disease: statistics
Kidney Health Resources for Professionals
Renal damage treatment information for health professionals
Diabetes Australia Best Practice Guidelines for treatment of DT2 

Home Dialysis
Home Dialysis KHA site: dialysis treatment at home www.homedialysis.org.au
Nocturnal Dialysis Home haemodialysis - Geelong Hospital Victoria
Kidney Health New Zealand Christchurch * Kidney Society Auckland



HEALTH PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION TOOLS AND PROGRAMS

Early detection of Chronic Kidney Disease, education tools and programs

Kidney Check Australia Taskforce
KCAT - KHA's Health Professional Education Program (CME points education)
Chronic Kidney Disease Management in General Practice KHA resource for health professionals
Detecting CKD and GFR Calculator (CKD-EPI formula) 
QKidney® Risk Calculator: possible kidney damage over 5 years KHA page on QKidney® Risk Assessment
Renal Drug Reference Guide Valuable support tool in primary care setting Call Matthew Cervelli +61 408 846 901
Kidney International 2014: Taming the chronic kidney disease epidemic: a global view of surveillance efforts>

Kidney Health Australia Reports - CKD in Australia
CKD in Australia High level stats and reports - KHA overview
Policy & Advocacy Advocacy for those with chronic kidney disease in Australia
Publications Key Database
KHA * Archived CKD reports and journals
Economic Impact of End-Stage Kidney Disease in Australia - Projections to 2020 - Executive Summary 2010
    -  Economic Impact of End-Stage Kidney Disease in Australia 2006 
    -  Cost-effectiveness of Early Detection and Intervention to Prevent Progression of CKD in Australia 2006  
2nd CKD Summit - Summary

Registry and Statistics in Australia
Australia & New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Data ANZDATA Registry 
Australian Bureau of Statistics
ABS
Australian Institute of Health & Welfare AIHW - CKD Statistics and Publications  -  Chronic Kidney Disease Monitoring Advisory Committee CKDMAC advised by National Centre for Monitoring Chronic Kidney Disease

Key Education Resources for patients - Kidney Health
Australian Safety & Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures - Surgical ASERNIP-S
The Kidney & Diseases of the Kidney Renal Resource Centre Australia 22 Mb high resolution graphics
Kidney Health Australia - Translated education resources
Know Pathology Education on what pathology is, and why it is valuable to anyone's health
Lab Tests Online Australian site explains pathology tests - iTunes & Android apps - multilingual
Translations for Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Communities Multicultural Health Communication Service
Rare Renal Disease groups
UK - education & support groups for extensive range of conditions (plus clinical)
Virtual Renal Centre My VMC portal to Australian and global education on kidney disease

iKidneyDiet - iTunes app Highly recommended - download app: iTunes/Android (US products noted)
Find levels for 3 Ps - Potassium, Phosphorous, Protein - useful when watching food intake for a renal diet
.

FOR INDIGENOUS & RURAL AUSTRALIANS

Kidney Health Education - Health Professionals working with Indigenous Australians>
KHA reviewed education resources on kidney disease, conservative or supportive care, dialysis and treatment.
Bush Tucker & CKD  I  Home Country News  I  Education Videos Health Research   I  Indigenous CKD Stats I Weblinks

Kidney Stories Toolkit
Flipchart series - important teaching resources. KHA proudly hosts this collective body of work. Produced by (NT Renal Services), graphics used in these stories - useful for Health Professionals working with patients with English as 2nd language. Audio/ DVD versions.

*No 1: The work of your kidneys *No 2: When your kidneys get sick
*No 3: Living with Kidney Disease *No 4: Treatment options and pathways
*No 5: Haemodialysis *No 6: Peritoneal dialysis
*No 7: Fistula and Catheter *No 8: Diet and kidney disease
*No 9a: Palliative care for people with sick kidneys
*No 9b: Palliative care for people with sick kidneys
*No 10: Transplant x 4: Introduction - Tests required - Surgery - Life after transplant

Kidney Stories are produced by Northern Territory Government - NT Renal Services
Susan Poppe - Senior Nurse, Renal Services Advisor - NT Renal Services 
Call 08 8999 2406 - susan.poppe@nt.gov.au
Development 
Officer, 2nd Floor Health House, 87 Mitchell Street, Darwin NT 0810.

Kidney Stories - contact Darwin University Print Shop - price dependent on quantity ordered. Contact Scott Chamberlain 08 8946 6300 - uniprint@cdu.edu.au or www.cdu.edu.au. 'Kidney Stories' is now part of Sharing the Full and True Stories about Chronic Conditions Project http://yalu.cdu.edu.au/healthResources/index.html - Chronic Conditions: Kidney Disease

Australian Indigenous ClinicalInfonet  Resource for chronic disease & management for primary health
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet  Internet gateway information search engine
Central Australian Rural Practitioners Association (CARPA) CKD reference manual
Central Australia Renal Study (OATSIH) July 2011
Kidney Health Australia posters, photosheets for Indigenous Australians - sick kidneys
Heart Foundation: Indigenous Australians  'Closing the Gap' High blood pressure (hypertension flipchart)  Other stories: ACE inhibitors, Angeotensin receptor blockers, Beta blockers, Calcium channel blockers, Thiazide diuretics
National guide to preventive health assessment for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people
National Rural Health Alliance NRHA

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INTERNATIONAL EXTERNAL LINKS

World Kidney Day in Australia -
next 12 March 2015
Held 2nd Thursday in March - collaborative project ISN & IFKF
www.worldkidneyday.org  2014: Kidneys age just like you do - take care of them!

International Kidney Associations & Foundations
American Society of Nephrology ASN
American Nephrology Nurses Association ANNA

British Renal Association 
Canadian Society of Nephrology

Commission for Global Advancement of Nephrology
COMGAN
European Renal Association, European Dialysis &Transplant Association ERA-EDTA
International Society of Nephrology ISN
International Paediatric Nephrology Association IPNA
International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis

International Kidney Foundations & Patient Associations
International Federation of Kidney Foundations
Inventory of IFKF Members. Find contacts & resources suitable for clients with English as 2nd language. Also local insight for dialysis for anyone considering overseas travel.
American Association of Kidney Patients AAKP
European Kidney Health Allliance
EKHA
European Renal Patients Association
CEAPIR
Renal Association - UK
National Kidney Foundation USA

International CKD Early Detection, Prevention & Evaluation Programs
K.E.E.P. - Kidney Early Evaluation Program
USA
I.K.E.A.J. - International Kidney Evaluation Association Japan Tokyo

International Guidelines - for chronic kidney disease
Canadian Society of Nephrology Guidelines
Dialysis Outcomes & Practice Patterns Study D.O.P.P.S Study
European Renal Best Practice Guidelines   
Guidelines International Network GIN
Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes
KDIGO
Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative KDOQI
PREVEND Study (Prevention of Renal & Vascular End-Stage Disease)
Renal Association (UK) Overview of guidelines NICE - SIGN
Summary links to global Renal Best Practice Guidelines

Seize CKD (NKF USA) Educational Tool

International Kidney Journals
American Journal of Kidney Diseases
British Journal of Urology

Cochrane Collaboration - Cochrane Library
European parent site 
GP Notebook - Renal Medicine
UK website
Hypertension, Dialysis & Clinical Nephrology

Journal of Renal Nutrition

Kidney International

MEDWORLD
Comprehensive list of Medical Journals online
MDLinx Nephrology
Medical news for nephrologists
Nature Clinical Practice
Journals deliver authoritative interpretations of key research in the kidney world
Peritoneal Dialysis International

UpToDate (Netherlands) access physician-level content


Updated 11 November 2014
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Last updated: Nov 2014.