Urine Trouble: A Review of Renal Replacement Therapies and Medications Dosing Strategies

New Orleans, LA US
February 17, 2022

This activity will provide pharmacists, pharmacy residents, pharmacy interns, and technicians with information on how to manage medications in patients requiring CRRT. Studies regarding medication dosing in CRRT are lacking and there are currently no guidelines to recommend dose adjustments. Much of the literature surrounding this topic comprises systematic reviews of small studies and studies with minimal population sizes that utilize bootstrapping to extrapolate data on pharmacokinetics. This presentation will focus on reviewing the types of continuous renal replacement therapies available and primarily used at Ochsner Health and will review literature on most used antibiotics and antifungals in this patient population. This presentation will review some of the literature surrounding this topic and provide insight on medication dosing to better equip our clinicians to make decisions in this area.

Target Audience

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians

Learning Objectives

Pharmacist learning objectives

  1. Recognize indications for renal replacement therapies (RRT)
  2. Discuss different modalities of renal replacement therapies
  3. Review mechanisms of medication clearance and characteristics that aid in filtration
  4. Evaluate available literature related to medication dosing strategies in patients on RR

Pharmacy technician learning objectives

  1. Recommend appropriate medication dosing in patients on RR
  2. Recognize terms associated with renal replacement therapies
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/17/2022 - 12:00pm CST
Event ends: 
02/17/2022 - 1:00pm CST
Ochsner Health
1514 Jefferson Hwy.
New Orleans, LA 70121
United States
Relevant financial relationships: Planning committee members and presenters have nothing to disclose.
Planning committee members
Steven Lee, PharmD, BCPS
Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Ochsner Health
Kennedy Powers, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident
Ochsner Health
Joint Accreditation Statement:
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Vizient, Inc. and Ochsner Health. Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Designation Statement:
Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 ACPE credit hours.
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-9999-22-114-L01-P
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-9999-22-114-L01-T

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
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