Drugs in Chronic Kidney Disease: Implications for Pharmacists

Tags: Online learning, Medication therapy management, Chronic conditions

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The term chronic kidney disease (CKD) describes the different stages of chronic renal failure, including end-stage renal failure. Assessing and managing CKD in patients can be difficult due to comorbid conditions, numerous medications, and altered pharmacokinetics. This online module will help pharmacists understand the classification system for kidney dysfunction and the implications of drug dosing. It will also discuss medications to avoid in patients with CKD and summarize common drugs that require dose adjustments.

This presentation received great uptake at OPA’s Conference 2016.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to

  • Discuss the classification system for kidney dysfunction.
  • Review changes in the kidneys of the elderly.
  • Describe ways to prevent kidney disease the development.
  • Summarize common drugs requiring dose adjustments.
  • Summarize drugs that can cause kidney injury.


Number of Continuing Education Units

Accreditation #

Expiry Date

Program Completion

To receive a letter of completion for this program, participants must complete the following requirements before May 7, 2020:

  1. Complete the program’s online modules. Instructions will be emailed to you separately after registration.
  2. Complete the multiple-choice exam, achieving a score of 70 per cent or higher within a maximum two attempts.
  3. Complete a program evaluation.
Note: access to this program is provided until May 7, 2020.

Prerequisites and Target Audience

The Drugs in Chronic Kidney Disease: Implications for Pharmacists online module was designed for pharmacists wishing to gain a better understanding of drug management in patients with CKD.

Subject Matter Experts 

  • Marisa Battistella, RPh, ACPR (BScPhm, PharmD)
  • Louise Moist, MD (MSc)
  • Lisa Zhu, RPh, ACPR (BScPhm, PharmD)

Last updated: February 10, 2020

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Event Date: Recurring | City: Online | Venue: Online

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