While it is not possible to plan for every possible situation, the following crisis management measures are recommended:
Discuss and create a Crisis Action Plan with your patient, so they know who to call and what medications can be taken for symptom management.
Remember that EMS Assess, Treat, and Refer is available across the province – EMS can provide care in the community in order to facilitate timely symptom management and to avoid undesirable transfers to acute care for patients who wish to remain at home.
Healthcare providers can also access urgent nephrology or palliative care consult services via RAAPID:
North: 1-800-282-9911 or 780-735-0811
South: 1-800-661-1700 or 403-944-4486
The Conservative Kidney Management (CKM) pathway is a resource for patients and care providers to help in the management of chronic kidney disease with a focus on quality of life, symptom management, and living well without dialysis. www.CKMcare.com
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