Proteinuria testing: Significant proteinuria (including microalbuminuria in patients with diabetes) indicates a significantly increased risk of cardiovascular illness and CKD progression; more so than several other well recognised risk factors like cholesterol.
The care that patients should receive is affected by their proteinuria status. It is important to make sure all patients on the CKD register are tested regularly and have the results recorded.
Blood pressure management: Controlling a patient’s blood pressure to within NICE recommended targets can have a significant impact on their health. Lower blood pressure is even more important for patients with proteinuria. NICE recommends two different targets for CKD patients, depending on their ACR results:
More information can be found on your Manage 2 IMPAKT™ report in the Improvement Guide which can be downloaded from the menu on the left of the page