1.5 hours

Foundation doctors,Medical trainees

Safe prescribing in patients with kidney impairment

An interactive case based module for medical trainees covering common hospital prescribing scenarios in patients with acute and chronic kidney impairment, including advice on antibiotics, anticoagulants, antidiabetic agents, and antihypertensives.

Learning outcomes

After completing this module you should have the knowledge and confidence to:

  • Recognise common nephrotoxic medications
  • Avoid common drug interactions in patients with acute and chronic kidney impairment
  • Understand the need for therapeutic drug monitoring and dose modification in patients with acute and chronic kidney impairment
  • Identify and risk stratify chronic kidney disease
  • Recognise the need for careful assessment of fluid balance in patients with chronic kidney disease, and the need to review and re-examine regularly.

Written by:

 Hannah Beckwith, Michelle Willicombe

Peer reviewed by:

 Mark S MacGregor, Aileen Dunleavy

Last updated

29 Jun 2017

Release date

16 May 2017


Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
BMJ Learning 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has assigned one hour of credit to this module