Renal impairment is common in hospitals and pharmacists are often asked to help choose medicines that are safe in these patients, or to advise on dose reduction.

Working with the constraints of renal failure is not an exact science. The practical knowledge of clinical professionals combined with some published evidence, and the basic principles of drug clearance provide the backbone of information available.

Accreditation number for this module: S2019/98

This module has been accredited for 1 hour of Group-1 CPD (or 1 CPD credit) or 1 hour of Group-2 CPD (or 2 CPD credits) upon successful completion of the module's Test yourself multiple choice questions, suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.