Primary Care Top Tips - Acute Kidney Injury

Over 60% of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) presentations start in the community and primary care is in a great position to play a leading role in tackling this problem. Even mild AKI episodes are associated with poor outcomes for our patients and AKI costs the NHS an estimated £500m each year in England alone.

Please follow the resource link below to Think Kidney's Top Tips which includes;

  1. Think AKI in patients with acute illness
  2. React appropriately to sepsis and dehydration in patients “at risk”
  3. Conduct medication reviews for “at risk” patients
  4. Respond to acute illness in patients with CKD
  5. Give patients tailored advice

and the following information for GP Practice Managers;

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