Chronic Kidney Disease- Pharmacist


  Credits  2

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Chronic kidney disease (CKD), an irreversible, progressive decline in kidney function, is a major cause of illness and death. A large, population-based survey found that, during the time period 1999-2004, 13% of U.S. adults had CKD (increased from 10% during 1988-1994) – and that survey did not count hospitalized patients and long-term care residents. CKD prevalence increases with age, from less than 5% of people age 20-39 years, to more than 45% of those age 70 and older. This issue serves as a primer for CKD. It provides a general overview of the causes and complications of CKD, including a discussion of glomerular filtration rate, creatinine clearance, and the role of each in CKD management. Current treatment recommendations, based on The Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) from the National Kidney Foundation, are summarized. A discussion of the most important considerations for drug dosing in patients with impaired kidney function is also included. This discussion is paired with practical tables listing frequently prescribed drugs that are nephrotoxic, may impair kidney function, or are commonly used in CKD and require dose adjustment.


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Course Information

Target Audience

Pharm/Nurse Drug Therapy

Knowledge Level

General Overview

This activity will apply to a broad range of learning needs/pharmacy settings. It may include common disease state/therapy overivews and/or general pharmacy needs such as medication errors, immunizations, or law topics.

Learning Objectives

Course Accreditation

  • Activity Type:
  • CE Broker
  • Universal Activity Number:
    Pharmacist : 0428-0000-11-109-H01-P
PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

PharmCon, Inc. is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, attendees must answer poll questions where presented and complete a program evaluation. Attendees may immediately print their Statement of Credit or leave them stored on the website.

Technology Requirements

  • Hardware Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
  • Software Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
  • Network Requirements
    Broadband Internet Connection:
    T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
    4G cellular connection
Computer sharing is NOT permitted due to accreditation guidelines on activity monitoring. Credit is earned by one user per device.