Identification and management of acute kidney injury

Christopher Stephen Claire Charge Nurse, Intensive Care Unit, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, England

Why you should read this article:
  • Improve your knowledge of the pathophysiology, staging, and signs and symptoms of acute kidney injury

  • To familiarize yourself with treatments for acute kidney injury, such as fluid management and renal replacement therapy

  • To count towards revalidation as part of your 35 hours of CPD, or you may wish to write a reflective report (UK readers)

  • To help with your professional development and local registration renewal requirements (non-UK readers)

Acute renal failure, formerly known as acute renal failure, is a common and often preventable condition seen in patients in acute and primary care settings. Nurses in both settings should be able to identify and assess patients at risk for acute kidney injury and those who develop acute kidney injury, and understand the principles of clinical management. Early identification can help prevent acute kidney injury, while management and supportive interventions can prevent further deterioration in patients diagnosed with the disease. This article describes acute kidney injury and describes the pathophysiology, staging, signs, and symptoms. The author also describes the clinical management of patients with acute renal failure and the long-term effects of the disease.

Nursing standard.
do I: 10.7748/ns.2022.e11938

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Clare CS (2022) Identification and management of acute kidney injury. Nursing standard. doi:10.7748/ns.2022.e11938

Online: July 11, 2022

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