Acute kidney injury: how can nurses raise awareness of the risks?
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Acute kidney injury: how can nurses raise awareness of the risks?

Daniel Allen Health journalist

Nurses should help educate older people and carers about the risks associated with acute kidney injury, for which follow-up and continued monitoring are crucial

As the NHS website explains, acute kidney injury (AKI) does not, despite its name, result from a physical blow to the kidneys. Rather, it is a sudden drop in kidney function usually caused by reduced blood flow resulting from severe dehydration, for example, or infection or certain drugs.

Nursing Older People. 34, 2, 9-11. doi: 10.7748/nop.34.2.9.s3

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