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Supporting Pharmacists in Managing CKD

​Pharmacists play a crucial role on the health care team and are critical to improving early detection and slowing the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). NKDEP supports a Pharmacy Working Group (PhWG) to increase pharmacists' knowledge of CKD and provide them with the tools and resources to help them educate their patients about the disease.

Counseling Pati​​ents on NSAID Use to Prevent Kidney Injury - Continuing Education Program

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The PhWG—led by chair, Amy Barton Pai—developed a training program for pharmacists on how to counsel high-risk patients on avoiding NSAIDs to prevent acute kidney injury. The program offers 0.5 hours of continuing education credit through the University of Kentucky’s CECentral. The module content is also available to review below.

The program includes two videos which pharmacists may find helpful—an animation that demonstrates how prescription and non-prescription drugs affect blood flow through the kidneys and a video vignette of pharmacist-patient interaction illustrating an opportunity to counsel a patient on NSAID avoidance.

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Videos

Videos

Patient-Pharmacist Interaction on NSAID Avoidance
Patient-Pharmacist Interaction on NSAID Avoidance (2:58)

A video vignette of a pharmacist-patient interaction illustrating an opportunity to counsel a patient on NSAID avoidance. Find more kidney disease educational resources for pharmacists at nkdep.nih.gov/identify-manage/education/­pharmacists.shtml

Renal Hemodynamics Animation
Renal Hemodynamics Animation (2:35)

This animation demonstrates how prescription and non-prescription drugs affect blood flow through the kidneys

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June 22, 2015

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