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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