AKI

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 

https://www.thinkkidneys.nhs.uk/

Useful AKI Contacts 

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