What is AKI
This is a common feature of Sepsis as well as a cause of acute deterioration in its own right and therefore AKI constitutes a large focus of our Acute Deterioration work programme. Wales has a system of comprehensive AKI e-alerts. We have been working with a team from Cardiff University, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board to operationalise these e-alerts for effective response by Critical Care Outreach Teams (CCOTs).
Our journey in establishing a standard approach to the recognition and response to Sepsis and AKI, based upon NEWS, has included the development a number of simple tools to make it easy and attractive for clinicians to comply with best practice These include a Wee Wheel, NEWS Card and Kidney Safe Bracelet.
Currently, a national peer review process is underway across Wales aimed at enabling each health board to develop an action plan to improve its acute deterioration services
Useful AKI links
Useful AKI Contacts