Pharmacists: do you have patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) or who are receiving dialysis?

May 4, 2016

If you have patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) or who are receiving dialysis, you may receive a letter from the Southern Alberta Renal Program (SARP) this spring. SARP will be faxing a letter to community pharmacies that fill prescriptions for patients with CKD.

The letter is intended to facilitate communication between the pharmacy and the renal health care provider. It includes information about reduced kidney function or dialysis that can be kept in the pharmacy patient profile, as well as readily available resources to support drug dosing. You’ll also find contact information for a renal health care provider at a SARP Clinic or Dialysis Unit. You are encouraged to contact the health care provider listed within the letter at any time with questions or concerns about your patient’s medications

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