First published in 1999, The Renal Drug Handbook has established itself as a universally-trusted resource, used by all disciplines who prescribe drugs for patients with renal impairment. Traditionally published exclusively in print, 2014 will see the launch of The Renal Drug Database, delivering all information from the fourth edition of The Renal Drug Handbook in an easy-to-access, dynamic, online platform.
- Full access to over 800 drug monographs that comprise concise information on clinical use, dosing, important drug interactions, metabolism and drug administration
- Quality assurance, administered through regular content reviews by the UK Renal Pharmacy Group, including event-driven updates to ensure that monograph information remains accurate and clinically robust
- Search and navigation functions, making locating drug information quick and easy
- A suite of decision-supporting tools, including eGFR and Cockcroft-Gault calculators
- Access to drug monographs through desktop, laptop, tablet and smart phone devices
• All healthcare professionals who prescribe drugs for patients with renal impairment
"The Renal Drug Handbook is a key source of prescribing information
for clinical and medicines information pharmacists. Available in both print
and online formats for the first time, this essential guide provides pharmacists
with timely, trusted and easily-accessible information to support prescribing
decisions for patients with renal impairment including renal replacement therapy."
Trevor Beswick MRPharmS, Director, South West Medicines Information and Training, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
“The Renal Drug Handbook provides essential information on drug dosing
in patients with different levels of kidney function. As in previous editions,
the logical format makes it easy to use and simple to follow. Included in this
update are over 130 new drugs and a new section on drug metabolism and excretion
in each drug monograph. Wide dissemination of this 4th edition (2014) will help
healthcare professionals who prescribe and more importantly protect their patients
from avoidable harm. Well done to the authors for maintaining this amazing resource.”
David C Wheeler, Professor of Kidney Medicine, University College London, and President, Renal Association
" A fantastic publication. Each of us needs to be
wary of prescribing for renal patients and this handbook provides a highly practical,
user-friendly method of ensuring that appropriate prescriptions are given to
patients, whether they have normal renal function, renal impairment, transplants
or are receiving renal replacement therapy. It is an invaluable resource for
all professionals but particularly for those involved in the care of renal patients.
A copy could be found chained to notes trolleys in all of the wards where renal
patients are cared for in my hospital."
Aine Burns, Consultant Nephrologist, Centre for Nephrology, Royal Free NHS Trust, on the Third Edition
About the Authors
Caroline Ashley is the Lead Specialist Pharmacist for Renal
Services at the University College London Centre for Nephrology and Transplantation,
Royal Free Hospital. She has nearly 25 years' renal experience, and her major
areas of interest are transplantation and auto-immune renal disease. Caroline
was involved in the development of the Renal National Service Framework, and
the NICE guidelines on Immunosuppression in Renal Transplantation, Renal Anaemia,
and Acute Kidney Injury. She is the co-editor of both The Renal Drug Handbook
and the Introduction to Renal Therapeutics, and sits on the editorial board
of the British Journal of Renal Medicine. She has been the Chair of the UK Renal
Pharmacy Group since 1996, and was made Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice,
UCL School of Pharmacy in 2011.
Aileen Dunleavy is the Senior Specialist Pharmacist for Renal Services at the University Hospital Crosshouse, NHS Ayrshire and Arran, with 20 years' renal experience. Her major areas of interest are dialysis, anaemia and CKD. She became an independent prescriber in 2008. She is the co-editor of The Renal Drug Handbook and has contributed to the Introduction to Renal Therapeutics, Drugs in Use and Adverse Drug Reactions. She has been a committee member of the UK Renal Pharmacy Group for more than 15 years.
The UK Renal Pharmacy Group
The information contained within The Renal Drug Handbook is validated and governed by the UK Renal Pharmacy Group (UKRPG).