Accredited Section 3
Accreditation Period: 15 February 2021 - 14 February 2024
Acute kidney injury continues to affect large numbers of patients receiving surgery or in the intensive care unit, but specific advances in resuscitation techniques, endpoint refinements, epidemiology, biomarkers, and pathology are providing the necessary framework to reduce AKI and associated morbidity.
This module presents clinical updates, current research findings, and consensus statements relevant to the care of the acute kidney injury (AKI) patient.
Objectives of this Continuing Professional Development (CPD) module:
After reading this module, the reader should be able to:
1. Describe risk factors for the development of perioperative acute kidney injury (AKI)
2. Identify patients who meet consensus criteria for the diagnosis of AKI
3. Formulate treatment goals for reducing the risk of AKI
4. Describe the clinical management of patients with AKI who progress to renal failure