A 67 year old diabetic man comes to your ED feeling unwell, he tells you that he hasn’t passed much urine in the past two days. He recently had a flare up of his gout and was started on a new tablet by his GP.


Answer one question before attending the face-to-face teaching session. Add comments to answers already given if you think it's appropriate. The first part of teaching will be spent discussing this case:

  1. How many different measures of renal function can you access in the ED?

  2. Which is the most useful measure of renal function in the ED and why?

  3. How do you classify acute kidney injury?

  4. What should the hourly urine output of an adult be?

  5. List as many common nephrotoxic drugs as you can think of.

  6. How would you manage this patient?