SHPA Webinar | Estimation of kidney function for medication dosing in adult patients with chronic kidney disease: a practice update

SHPA Webinar | Estimation of kidney function for medication dosing in adult patients with chronic kidney disease: a practice update

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major health concern with a growing disease burden and inequalities in access to treatments. Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is accepted as the best overall measure of kidney function and is considered the most important measure for medications cleared by the kidneys. In clinical practice, equations that estimate GFR using validated prediction equations are routinely used. This practice update was developed by a Working Group comprising clinical pharmacists representing the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) Specialty Practice streams of Nephrology, Oncology and haematology, Critical care and Infectious diseases. It is intended to provide practical recommendations for clinical pharmacists who use equations to estimate GFR for medication dosing decisions. 

This webinar will overview the medication, disease and patient related considerations in this practice update.

Please find HERE the link to the JPPR article that will be discussed. 

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  • John Coutsouvelis, Senior Clinical Pharmacist, Oncology and Haematology, The Alfred Hospital Pharmacy Department, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Vic


  • Carla Scuderi, Assistant Director of Pharmacy Clinical, Pharmacy Department, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, Qld
  • Jess Lloyd, Team Leader – Kidney and Transplant, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Metro South Health, Brisbane, Qld
  • Sanja Mirkov, Advanced Pharmacist Medication Safety and Quality Use of Medicines, Cairns Hospital, Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service, Cairns, Qld
  • Simon Potts, Senior Pharmacist, Intensive Care Unit, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, SA
  • Professor Jason Roberts, Professor of Medicine & NHMRC Leadership Fellow, The University of Queensland; Acting Director, The University of Queensland and Centre for Clinical Research, the University of Queensland; Interim Director, Herston Infectious Diseases Institute (HEIDI), Metro North Health; Director NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence - Respond (Formerly Reduce), The University of Queensland; Pharmacist Consultant, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Brisbane, Qld
  • Shaun O’Connor, Senior Cancer Services Pharmacist, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, Vic
  • Suzanne Newman, Member Projects Manager, Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia, Melbourne, Vic

Please find HERE the link to the JPPR article that will be discussed during the webinar. 

Citation: Mirkov S, Scuderi C, Lloyd J, Coutsouvelis J, O'Connor S, Potts S, Newman S. Roberts J.  Estimation of kidney function for medication dosing in adult patients with chronic kidney disease: a practice update. J Pharm Pract Res 2023;  doi: 10.1002/jppr.1884

All registration rates include GST

This activity has been accredited for 1 hour of Group-1 CPD (or 1 CPD credit), suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

The accreditation number is S2023/93.

The program addresses pharmacist competency standards, including:

  • Standard 3.2.3 Dispense medicines (including compounded medicines) in consultation with the patient and/or prescriber
  • Standard 3.3.1 Undertake a clinical review
  • Standard 3.3.2 Apply clinical review findings to improve health outcomes

(National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2016)

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