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W21C Patient Safety Podcast

This podcast is about patient safety and quality improvement in healthcare, and is produced with the support of W21C - a research and innovation centre in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary, Canada. Please visit and to reach us. Email

Jan 8, 2016

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In this episode Craig Curtis talks about the role of pharmacists in Alberta in the development and use of the CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) Pathway. He highlights the importance of building an evidence-based pathway that includes international recommendations easily accessible to family physicians and pharmacists.

After listening to this podcast the listeners will be able to recognize the primary interventions for managing chronic kidney disease (CKD) in adults:  
  • Prevent progression: ACEi/ARB, DM
  • Reduce cardiovascular (CV) risk: statin, antiplatelet
  • Renal dose adjustments
  • Avoid nephrotoxic medication

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