Lightning Learning: Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)

Lightning Learning: Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)

“AKI is seen in 13-18% of all hospital admissions and inpatient mortality is 25-30% in the UK – but it can be reversible!”
— advice is based on local guidelines & procedures
 
 

What?

Does your patient have AKI? Look for any of the following:

  1. Rise in serum creatinine of ≥26 micromol/litre in 48 hours

  2. ≥50% or rise in serum creatinine within the past 7 days

  3. Fall in urine output to <0.5 ml/kg/hr for more than…

  • 6 hours in adults

  • >8 hours in children & young people.

Why?

AKI is seen in 13-18% of all hospital admissions and inpatient mortality is 25-30% in the UK alone – but it can be reversible!

Early identification and treatment of the cause is the key for avoiding permanent kidney damage.

According to NCEPOD only 50% of patients who died from AKI received good care.

Further Reading

Is it ACS?

Is it ACS?

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