Renal: Questions to ask

Last updated: Monday, April 18, 2022

You'll often need to ask for more information before answering a clinical question about use of medicines in renal impairment. There are some general questions to ask when problem solving, but what do you need to know that's specific to patients with renal disease?

Think about the kind of questions you'd ask if a doctor on your ward wanted advice about selecting a safe medicine to use in renal disease, or wanted to adjust the dose because of renal impairment. What questions might you ask about the medicine(s) involved, and about the patient?

When you've had a think, look at the infographic below which captures some important questions you ought to consider. 

On the next page you can see a brief explanation as to why these questions may be important in practice.