Nursing: Chronic Kidney Disease: Complications and Pharmacological Interventions

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About the Course

Target Audience: The target audience for this education program is nurses who want to enhance their knowledge of kidney function, the way chronic kidney disease affects kidney functioning, and the way to effectively provide nursing care for the patient dealing with chronic kidney disease with an emphasis on pharmacological intervention.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss normal kidney function and the effects of chronic kidney disease on kidney function. 
  • Explain the definition of chronic kidney disease and causes of this disease state.
  • Describe the complications associated with chronic kidney disease and their management.
  • Recognize the medications used to treat common complications of chronic kidney disease

About the Author

Katie Blair, PharmD, RPh

Katie Blair, PharmD, RPh, is a pharmacist and freelance writer specializing in pharmacy education. She works as a consultant pharmacist in Vancouver, Washington, serving long-term care facilities in the area. Katie also has over 6 years of experience working as a staff pharmacist at a community pharmacy in Seattle, Washington. She graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts in 2009 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Katie's writing projects include creating and revising continuing education programs for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and nurses, as well as writing practice questions for various pharmacy technician exams.

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