Nurses, wherever they work, have a vital role to play in the prevention, detection and treatment of AKI. These resources are for all nurses, and have been added to the website following Think Kidneys discussions with AKI Nurses at their network meeting. The resources are relevant and useful for nurses working at all levels and in all sectors of the NHS, and include work developed by AKI nurses.
- Recommended Response Times to AKI Warning Stage Test Results for Adults in Primary Care – Table 1
- Recognising and Responding to AKI in Primary Care – Table 2
- Quick Guide to Potentially Problematic Drugs and Actions to Take in Primary Care
- When to restart drugs stopped during AKI
Introduction to AKI
- Acute Kidney Injury in Primary Care video – As warning stage test results for AKI are received in primary care, why is this important and what difference will it make?
- Info leaflet for patients at risk of AKI
- Info leaflet for patients at risk of AKI – for print
- Info leaflet for patients who have had AKI
- Info leaflet for patients who have had AKI – for print
- Info leaflet for parents and carers
- Info leaflet for parents and carers – print version
- Info leaflet for young people
- Info leaflet for young people – print version
- Acute Kidney Injury Easy Read leaflet – Easy read is an accessible format of providing information designed for people with a learning disability. The easy read format is easy to understand because it uses simple, jargon free language, shorter sentences and supporting images.
- Resources for Primary Care
- Responding to AKI Warning Stage Test Results in Primary Care
- Minimum Care Bundle for Patients with AKI in Hospital
- Medicines Optimisation for AKI
- Communities at risk of developing acute kidney injury – publication detailing those most at risk of AKI
- Think Kidneys Nutrition Guide
- Guidance to caring for mental health patients
The following resources are for undergraduate nurse educators. They consist of guidance, lesson plans, a video seminar and slide sets which also be accessed via our SlideShare account, where you can download and edit them to suit your needs.
- Guidance for undergraduate nurse educators
- Slide set for year one undergraduate nurse educators (Link to Slideshare version)
- Slide set for year two undergraduate nurse educators (Link to Slideshare version)
- Slide set for year three undergraduate nurse educators (Link to Slideshare version)
- Discharge summary minimum data content for AKI
- Responding to Acute Kidney Injury Warning Stage Test Results in Primary Care Poster
- Practical guide to AKI – a pocket sized guide containing useful information for community workers
- Sick Day Guidance Statement
- The use of oliguria to detect AKI position statement
- Think Kidneys Nutrition Guide
- Understanding what the public know about their kidneys – report of low awareness and understanding of kidneys, their function and how to keep them healthy
- Why measure? The importance of data – Background to the patient safety alert for AKI and prevalence
External Resources and Case Studies
- Local Quality Improvement – Renal units across the country are working to improve services for people with AKI through their own quality improvement initiatives. Some are shared here for others to learn from and to highlight their achievements.
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