Care Homes

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Think Kidneys has developed practical resources to raise awareness and help with the prevention, detection and management of AKI in care homes. The work was done by a cross-professional group comprising health care assistants, nurses, dieticians, care home managers, commissioners, hydration specialists and academics.

The following document is an educational guide, divided into simple sections to enable the reader to develop their knowledge of AKI:

Care Homes Acute Kidney Injury and Hydration Guide

The following document is an educational slide set. It is easy to follow and can be used for individual or group learning. The link below is to a PDF of the slideset.

Acute Kidney Injury and Care Homes PowerPoint Slide Set 

If you would like to download a version to edit, you can access the slides in PowerPoint version to edit here

Practical guide to AKI – a pocket sized guide containing useful information for community workers

Case Study

A pilot project by Think Kidneys set out to increase awareness of AKI among care home staff as a way of helping them improve the prevention, detection, management and treatment of the condition:

Improving Awareness of AKI in Care Homes

Additional Think Kidneys Resources

Information and training for managers and staff in care homes to help prevent, detect, treat and manage acute kidney injury.

Patient Advice

Links to external resources

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