The CKD Pathway

is an interactive tool that provides guidance in the identification, management and referral of people with CKD

The Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Clinical Pathway is a resource for primary care providers to aid in the diagnosis, medical management, and referral of adults with CKD.

Chronic Kidney Disease affects 9% of adults in Canada. Our team worked with primary care physicians to develop a credible, effective and interactive online tool that is easy to navigate. Our goal is to optimize care for people with CKD by:

  1. Diagnosis of CKD (who to test and how to test)
  2. Medical management of CKD (lifestyle and drug therapy)
  3. Referral of patients with CKD to a nephrologist

The CKD Pathway can be found at www.ckdpathway.ca and clinicians can access the CKD Pathway via an embedded URL link in a patients eGFR & urine lab test results. 

Canadian Pharmacist Association

Canadian Pharmacist Association

Community pharmacist targeted screening for chronic kidney disease:
A conversation with the authors. 

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CKD Pathway

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Clinical Pathway

The CKD Pathway is a resource for primary care providers to aid in the diagnosis, medical management, and referral of adults with CKD.

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Information Sheet

Information Sheet

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Patient Handout

Patient Handout

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CKD Resources for Primary Care

CKD Resources for Primary Care

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Development of the CKD Pathway

Development of the CKD Pathway

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Online Clinical Pathway for Adult CKD in Primary Care

National and international guidelines are available to assist clinicians to better understand the care of patients with CKD in terms of evaluation and management, but it is challenging to translate this knowledge into clinical practice. Dr. Jackson gives a description of the online CKD clinical pathway and highlights how this tool assists physicians in three different areas. 

Medication Safety in Chronic Kidney Disease

Individuals with CKD are at very high risk for medication incidents associated with enormous costs for the society and the individuals. Dr. Thomas will help you to understand the risks for medication related safety incidents in patients with CKD, know the complexity and uniqueness of individuals with CKD, and recognize a need for actions that supports medication safety. 

Safe Drug Therapy in Chronic Kidney Disease

Craig Curtis is a pharmacist and researcher located in Calgary, AB. In this podcast, he discusses the important role of pharmacists in Alberta in the development and use of the CKD Pathway. He highlights the importance of building an evidence-based pathway that includes international recommendations easily accessibly to family physicians and pharmacists.