Complications of Chronic Kidney Disease

About the Course:
This course will discuss normal kidney function, effects of chronic kidney disease, complications associated with chronic kidney disease. management and medications used to treat the common complications.

Learning objectives:
After completing this course, the learner will be able to: 
  • Discuss normal kidney function and the effects of chronic kidney disease on kidney function.
  • Explain the definition of chronic kidney disease and causes of this disease state.
  • Describe the complications associated with chronic kidney disease and their management.
  • Recognize the medications used to treat common complications of chronic kidney disease.
About the Author:
Katie Blair, PharmD, RPh, is a community pharmacist, consultant and freelance writer who specializes in pharmacy education. She has performed freelance work writing and editing practice questions for various pharmacy technician exams, as well as has written and revised continuing education programs for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. She has also written for Natural Standard, summarizing research studies on dietary supplements, and working on the company blog.  Dr. Ingersoll-Blair graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts in 2009 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

How to receive credit:
  • A minimum test score of 75 percent is needed to obtain a credit.

Activity Type - Knowledge-based

Target Audience - Pharmacists, Pharmacists Technicians


  • Contact hours will be awarded through the expiration date.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and have your record of completion submitted through CPE Monitor and to the NABP.
  • Through our review process, Colibri Healthcare, LLC ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Colibri Healthcare, LLC's policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.

Colibri Healthcare, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education. (Provider #0607).