April 2020

Welcome to Renal News Express -- highlighting happenings from our BC renal network!


BC Renal and the health authority renal programs are committed to supporting our patients and ensuring access to care as the situation evolves with COVID-19. To help share information, we've created two COVID-19 pages on our website - one for patients and families and one for health professionals. Follow the links below to access the pages. There, you can view and download resources created by BC Renal related to COVID-19 and clinical care for hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, home hemodialysis and kidney care (non-dialysis) patients. Additional resources from the BC Centre for Disease Control and other organizations are also included:

COVID-19 for patients

COVID-19 for health professionals

A message of thanks from our executive director Dr. Adeera Levin


Resources in Action

ADPKD best practice guidelines
Submitted by Sharon Gradin​

The guideline document was developed to support delivery of standardized care across BC Kidney Clinics for people living with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). It includes guidelines on patient follow-up, ordering of investigations, screening for complications, and standardized imaging protocols.

Read more





hack (n): a clever tip or technique for doing or improving something

Health professionals, did you know?

To filter the results in various screens and reports, you can enter a value in a field above any column and press the Enter key. For example, if you enter a specific date in the field above the Lab Visit Date/Time column, the results will include only visits on that date. Filters can be used alone, or in combination with other displayed columns.

Read more


March 12th is World Kidney Day! πŸ’™πŸ’›β€οΈ Thank you to all BC health professionals, kidney patients and their families & friends who are working on raising awareness of the importance of #KidneyHealth and reducing the impact of #KidneyDisease. More from https://worldkidneyday.org 

Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria celebrated World Kidney Day 2020 with a munch and learn for staff including these adorable cookies! πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‰ We hear there was a great turnout! πŸ’™πŸ’›β€οΈ@VanIslandHealth #BCRenalNetwork #WorldKidneyDay #KidneyHealth

Patient Goal-Setting

Advancing Patient Goal-Setting Together

How can health professionals and a person living with chronic kidney disease effectively work together to set specific and collaborative goals, focusing on what matters to the patient?

40 participants took part in the β€œWhat Matters to You” Action Planning Workshop hosted by BC Renal on February 3rd to address this. The aim was to develop a collective way forward to improve collaborative patient goal-setting as a provincial renal network.

Participants included patients and family caregivers living with kidney disease, health professionals and managers from all health authority renal programs, as well as representatives from BC Renal, the Provincial Health Services Authority, and The Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC & Yukon Branch.

Read More


Did you read our Renal News Annual Edition sent in February?

Yes   No  

View Annual Edition here and email feedback to bcpra@bcpra.ca