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Acute kidney injury


  • Released: 10/2015
  • Reviewed: 11/2016
  • Study time: 4h:0m
  • Standard price: £15.00
  • NHS HEE funded price: £0.00

The aim of this learning programme is to update your knowledge about kidney health and acute kidney injury and support you to use that knowledge with people and patients in your own sector of pharmacy to preserve kidney health and prevent and manage acute kidney injury.

Learning objectives

On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:

  • describe the underlying risk factors and triggers for acute kidney injury
  • explain medicines optimisation as a strategy for the prevention and management of acute kidney injury
  • conduct patient-centred consultations as you discuss kidney health and prevention of acute kidney injury
  • describe the role of the pharmacy team in acute kidney injury prevention and management, including the use of sick day rules
  • carry out a medicines use review for a patient who has recovered from acute kidney injury or provide appropriate information on discharge following acute kidney injury
  • list three changes to practice that you could make to improve your approach related to the prevention and management of acute kidney injury
  • make a pledge to implement one change in your practice and set yourself a deadline for this.

How to use this programme

On your computer: You can open this programme as a PDF in your web browser. We recommend that you download and save it to your computer. If you open the PDF in Adobe Reader you can type notes in the answer boxes and save them by saving the PDF.

On your tablet device: If you would like to use this programme on your tablet device you can download the PDF and open it within a free PDF reader app. We have tested this type of programme in a few apps and found that it works in the PDF Reader app on Apple devices and the Xodo PDF app on Android devices.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-registration trainees
  • CPPE registrants