Renal Function Calculator

 

The Renal Function Calculator allows you to calculate the patient's GFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate) based on their weight (kg) and the Creatinine level (mmol/l). The Renal Function Calculator uses both the Cockcroft-Gault Formula (GFR) and the Abbreviated MDRD Formula (eGFR).

From within the Clinical Window, select Tools > Tool Box > Renal Function Calculator. The Renal Function module appears.

The Recorded Weight and Ideal Weight options are disabled when using the eGFR formula.

 

Items of interest on this window

Allows you to record and calculate eGFR values using the Abbreviated MDRD formula.

Note: This is selected by default.

Allows you to record and calculate GFR values using the Cockcroft Gault formula.

Displays the data window.

Displays the graph window.

Recorded Weight

Displays the recorded weight of the patient and the date the weight was recorded. If no weight has been recorded the date will default to today's date.

Note: This option is disabled when the eGFR button is selected.

Ideal Weight

Select this option to enter an ideal weight for the patient.

Note: This option is disabled when the eGFR button is selected.

Se.Creatinine

Allows you to enter the patient's creatinine level.

GFR/eGFR

Displays the calculated GFR or eGFR once the relevant details are entered.

Allows you to open the Suggested Management window. This details information of the result, a description and the clinical action plan.

Note: If the GFR button is selected this button is replaced by the Investigation and Management Guidelines button. This opens Management of of Renal Failure in General Practice information window.

Allows you to clear the entries made.

Prints the patient's renal function data.  If you have filtered the data, this will be reflected in the printout.

Allows you to open the Renal Function Calculator Reference window. This window displays any available renal reference sites. Click a URL to open the associated web site.

Not applicable to the renal function calculator.

Not applicable to the renal function calculator.

Allows you to save the details into the patient's record.