CKD Early Identification & Intervention Toolkit


Chronic kidney disease (CKD) causes substantial global morbidity and increases cardiovascular and all-cause mortality, so identifying and treating it at the earliest stages is a worldwide imperative.

To this end, the ISN and KDIGO released a series of tools for CKD early identification and intervention aimed at kidney health professionals, primary care physicians and nurses working in primary care settings.

Discover and access these tools below.

This quick guide aims to further clarify the ISN-KDIGO CKD Early Identification and Intervention booklet to allow easy, widespread adoption and prompt action around early identification and intervention of CKD in the primary care setting.

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  • From our colleagues in Malaysia, we have heard that for “Step 2”, the uACR measurement is needed to progress to “Step 3”. If uACR is not easily available or affordable in your setting, you can use a uACR converter, which can give you the equivalent uACR for a U dipstick or uPCR reading.

ISN-KDIGO Webinar: Chronic Kidney Disease Early Identification & Intervention

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The Compelling Case for Early Detection and Treatment of CKD

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Leadership and CKD Screening

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Visit this page to find resources for people living with kidney disease. Resources available include:

  • Patient stories
  • A map of local patient organisations
  • Information on kidney health

Steering Committee

  • Adeera Levin | Canada
  • Vivekanand Jha | India
  • Elliot Koranteng Tannor | Ghana
  • Laura Sola | Uruguay
  • Roberto Pecoits-Filho | USA
  • Sunita Bavanandan | Malaysia

This activity is supported by an independent medical educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim and its alliance partner, Lilly.

For any inquiries on this initiative, please contact Monica Moorthy at

For any inquiries/feedback on the resources provided in this toolkit, contact KDIGO at


This initiative is led in collaboration with Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO).

Disclaimer text: This toolkit is intended to facilitate decision making of health professionals in their daily practice. However, final decisions concerning an individual patient must be made by the responsible health professional(s) in consultation with the patient and caregiver as appropriate. All societies represented in this project decline any responsibilities for any damage caused by the use that may be made of the information provided in this toolkit.