Medication Therapy Problems in Chronic Kidney Disease
Patients with chronic kidney disease are often prescribed numerous medications to treat comorbidities, slow the progression of their kidney disease, and to minimize morbidity and mortality. These complex medication regimens lead to an increased potential for medication therapy problems. This module discusses common medication therapy problems associated with chronic kidney disease, medication reconciliation for this population, and the contributions that pharmacists can provide in medication therapy management.
By the end of this module, learners will be able to:
- Identify medications that can accelerate kidney function decline both acutely and chronically
- Define prescribing cascades and determine when it is appropriate to deprescribe medications in patients with CKD to minimize pill burden and potential for adverse events
- Utilize a medication financial assistance tool to improve patient access to guideline directed medication therapy
- Develop a plan to address medication therapy problems given a patient case
The following planners and presenters have disclosed a financial relationship with an ineligible company:
- Katie Cardone, PharmD, BCACP, FNKF, FASN, FCCP - Grants/Research Support [Merck & Co], Consultant [Vifor, Otsuka], Honorarium [Pharmacy Times]
- Calvin Meaney, PharmD, BCPS - Speaker's Bureau [GSK], Consultant [GSK, Wolters-Kluwer (Lexicorp)]
- Wendy St. Peter, FCCP, FASN, FNKF - Consultant [GSK]
There are no conflicts of interest or financial relationships with an ineligible company that have been disclosed by the rest of the planners and presenters of this learning activity.
All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.
In support of improving patient care, this activity is planned and implemented by The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Office of Interprofessional Continuing Professional Development (OICPD). The OICPD is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
Physicians: The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education designates this live activity for .5 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with their participation.
Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Nurses: Participants will be awarded .5 contact hours of credit for attendance in this module.
Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
Pharmacists: This activity is approved for .5 contact hours. UAN: JA4008105-9999-23-019-H01-P.
IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.