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Improved Diagnostic Pathway and Treatment for Hospitalized Patients with Acute Kidney Injury

  • Credit:1.0 ACCENT
  • Duration: 1 Hour
  • Date:SEP.23.2019 1:00 PM - 02:00 PM

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Acute kidney injury (AKI) is recognized globally as a major determinant of chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular mortality. It is associated with doubled length of hospital stay, increased costs of care and a significant increase in in-hospital mortality. Unfortunately, underrecognition and underdiagnosis of AKI remain a leading concern worldwide. With approximately 1 out of every 10 inpatients developing AKI, opportunities for early identification and treatment of AKI are significant. Recognizing that early detection of AKI through laboratory-initiated alerts can lead to more effective treatments, reduced long- and short-term complications and reduced costs.

An integrated clinical care team from Ernst-von-Bergmann Hospital Potsdam and the University Hospital in Magedeburg, sought to improve recognition and treatment of in-hospital AKI. This webinar presents their novel best practice in which they implemented a hospital-wide electronic AKI alert based on serum creatinine [KDIGO-AKI practice guidelines], with accompanying nephrologist-optimized treatment recommendations and patient education. This collaboration led to an increase in detection and documentation of AKI, increased patient awareness and reduced disease burden.

What you will learn -

  • The current gaps in and opportunities for identifying and treating AKI in in-hospital patients
  • To appreciate how a combination of hospital-wide electronic alerts, nephrologist-derived treatment plans, and patient education can optimize AKI identification, treatment, and patient care
  • The impact of working in a multidisciplinary team to increase quality of care for patients, improve patient safety, increase clinician confidence, and reduce AKI related complications


headshot of Prof. Michael HaaseMichael Haase, MD
Nephrologist, Researcher, Associate Professor of Medicine
Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg
Potsdam, Germany