Tech Talk CE: The role of pharmacy technicians in the care of patients on dialysis

a senior man sits on a bed and receives intravenous medication

Patients undergoing dialysis are a medically complex population with a high medication burden and frequent hospitalizations. Comprehensive pharmacy practice presents pharmacy technicians with new opportunities to perform key functions and services like medication reconciliation. 

This continuing education course for pharmacy technicians is approved by CCCEP for 1.25 credits. Course # 1329-2023-3632-I-T.

An educational service for Canadian pharmacy technicians, brought to you by Teva

Learning objectives:

  • After successful completion of this continuing education program, pharmacy technicians will be better able to: 
  • Explain the different modes of dialysis: hemodialysis, home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. 
  • Describe common medications used by dialysis patients with a focus on anemia and bone disease management. 
  • Identify medications that require dose adjustments during dialysis. 
  • Discuss the role of the pharmacy technician in the care of a patient on dialysis

Course author: Marisa Battistella, BSc Phm, Pharm D, ACPR

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