Flashcards in AKI Deck (10)
Give an example of pre renal
What is aki?
Deterioration in renal function over hours, days, weeks resulting in raised plasma urea and creatinine and oliguria
Bloods include what?
FBC, U+E, LFT, CRP, Ca, clotting screen, ABG, auto-antibodies
What imaging would you do?
Renal ultrasound (to reveal any obstruction or hydronephrosis), CXR
Would you do urine tests?
Yes give urine dip/CSU, urine biochemistry, do before antibiotics otherwise it'll alter results
What is the first management step?
After the patient is stable what do you do?
Treat the cause and assess fluid balance and give fluids necessary
What is it essential to do when treating to monitor them?
Insert a catheter to assess urine output
What is normal potassium
3.5 to 5.2 mmol/L