Kidney Connection: Insights into Chronic Kidney Disease Management for the Interdisciplinary Healthcare Team

Pharmacist CEU
Contact Hours: 1.0 (0.1 CEUs)

Course Summary

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) remains a significant public health problem with the evolving landscape of diagnosis, management, and patient care. As new research insights emerge and treatment paradigms shift, it is imperative for healthcare professionals to stay current with the latest recommendations and care models. This monograph will provide an overview of the management of CKD, highlighting updates from the 2022 KDIGO guidelines and focusing on updates in pharmacotherapeutics and components of comprehensive care plans.

Course Objectives

Identify the latest diagnostic tools, biomarkers, and imaging techniques for early and accurate detection of chronic kidney disease (CKD)

Identify the different stages or classifications of CKD

Recall therapeutic management strategies for patients with CKD

Describe components of comprehensive care plans for patients with CKD and diabetes and patients with CKD and heart disease

I. Introduction

II. Defining Chronic Kidney Disease

III. Clinical Guidelines

IV. Epidemiology

V. Etiology

VI. Pathophysiology

VII. Staging and Classifying Chronic Kidney Disease

VIII. Clinical Presentation

IX. Diagnosis

Clinical Evaluation

X. Management

1. Reducing the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
2. Hypertension
3. Dietary Management
4. Medication Considerations

XI. Managing CKD Complications

1. Anemia
2. Bone and Mineral Disorders
3. Nephrology Referral
4. Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT)

XII. Monitoring CKD

XIII. The Role of Pharmacy Staff

XIV. Key Take-Away Considerations

XV. Summary

How to Earn Credit:
To earn credit for this course, participants must:
  1. Read the course objectives and faculty planner disclosure
  2. Read the course material
  3. Complete the post-test with a minimum score of 70% and complete the course evaluation form.
  4. Results are automatically submitted to CPE Monitor

Faculty Planner Disclosure

The following individuals were involved in the development of this activity: Liz Fredrickson, PharmD, BCPS, and Pamela Sardo, PharmD, BS. Pamela Sardo was an employee of Rhythm Pharmaceuticals until March 2022 and has no conflicts of interest or relationships regarding the subject matter discussed. There are no financial relationships relevant to this activity to report or disclose by any of the individuals involved in the development of this activity.

Unlabeled Use Disclosures

The information provided in this course is general in nature and it is solely designed to provide participants with continuing education credit(s). This course and materials are not meant to substitute for the independent, professional judgment of any participant regarding that participant’s professional practice, including but not limited to patient assessment, diagnosis, treatment and/or health management. Medical and pharmacy practices, rules, and laws vary from state to state, and this course does not cover the laws of each state; therefore, participants must consult the laws of their state as they relate to their professional practice. Healthcare professionals, including pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, must consult with their employer, healthcare facility, hospital, or other organization, for guidelines, protocols, and procedures they are to follow. The information provided in this course does not replace those guidelines, protocols, and procedures but is for academic purposes only, and this course’s limited purpose is for the completion of continuing education credits. Participants are advised and acknowledge that information related to medications, their administration, dosing, contraindications, adverse reactions, interactions, warnings, precautions, or accepted uses are constantly changing, and any person taking this course understands that such person must make an independent review of medication information prior to any patient assessment, diagnosis, treatment and/or health management. Any discussion of off-label use of any medication, device, or procedure is informational only and such uses are not endorsed hereby. Nothing contained in this course represents the opinions, views, judgments, or conclusions of LLC. LLC is not liable or responsible to any person for any inaccuracy, error, or omission with respect to this course, or course material.

Computer Hardware/Software Requirements

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  • Operating System: Windows 7,8,10, or 11 /Mac OS X 10.9 or later/iOS/Android
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  • A connection to the internet
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  • Target Audience: Pharmacist
  • Contact Hours: 1.0 (0.1 CEUs)
  • Activity Release Date: 12/4/2023
  • Activity Expiration Date: 12/4/2026
  • Activity Type: Knowledge
  • UAN: 0669-0000-23-205-H01-P
  • Topic: Disease State Management/Drug Therapy
  • CeBroker Number: 20-1134446


Liz Fredrickson, PharmD, BCPS



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