This workshop explores the relationship between Acute Kidney Injury and CKD. CKD increases the risk of AKI, and an episode of AKI in turn increases the likelihood of subsequent development of CKD, highlighting the need for ongoing surveillance. General practice is in a unique position to identify people at increased risk of AKI and address potentially modifiable exposures to prevent the occurrence of AKI.
Relevance to General Practice
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common syndrome, especially in hospitalised patients, and is independently and strongly associated with increased morbidity and mortality.
In 2012–13, there were around 131,780 hospitalisations for AKI (as the principal and/or an additional diagnosis)9. The average length of stay for AKI hospitalisations was 11.4 days, which was twice as long as the average length of stay for hospitalisations overall (5.6 days). In 2012, there were around 5,160 deaths where AKI was recorded as the underlying or an associated cause of death.
CKD increases the risk of AKI, and an episode of AKI in turn increases the likelihood of subsequent development of CKD10. This highlights the need for ongoing surveillance for AKI risks11. General practice is in a unique position to identify people at increased risk of AKI and address potentially modifiable exposures to prevent the occurrence of AKI.
- Define Acute kidney injury (AKI) and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
- Explain the relationship between AKI and CKD
- Implement appropriate management of acute and chronic kidney disease
- Establish appropriate monitoring and treatment objectives for patients
- Effectively utilise practice systems to implement screening for patients at risk of both CKD and AKI
Domains of General Practice
D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
D3. Population health and the context of general practice
D4. Professional and ethical role
D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
Curriculum Contextual Units
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