CEimpact Podcast

Why Serum Creatinine Makes a Difference

November 19, 2021 CEimpact Season 1 Episode 5
CEimpact Podcast
Why Serum Creatinine Makes a Difference
Show Notes

With each patient who comes through your pharmacy, you want to give them the quality of care they deserve. Knowing a patient's serum creatinine allows you to ensure your patient's kidneys are fully functioning and helps you evaluate treatment plans to provide the best care. In this week's conversation, Jake Galdo talks with Courtney Tigges, a Clinical Pharmacist at Towncrest Pharmacy and PGY-1 Resident at The University of Iowa about the importance of documenting your patient's serum creatinine to provide quality care in your pharmacy.

Host
Jake Galdo, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCGP
Course Content and Developer, CEimpact
Clinical Pharmacist, Ross Bridge Pharmacy
CEO, Seguridad, Inc

Guest
Courtney Tigges, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist, Towncrest Pharmacy
PGY-1 Resident, The University of Iowa

Takeaways

  1. Courtney's residency project is gathering serum creatinine for patients over 50 to ensure it is within range and documenting it in the patient record.
  2. This provides collaborative care by building trust and relationship with both physicians and patients in your practice. 
  3. You can start by having these conversations with your patients and documenting their serum creatinine.


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