The Avoiding Kidney Injury (AKI) Toolkit provides additional education to support the AKI 01 measure. This toolkit is designed to provide education and recommendations for anesthesia providers regarding the prevention of acute kidney injury after surgery. Due to the unique challenges presented with each specialty, several presentations have been incorporated into this toolkit to address the different prevention strategies for adult surgical patients, patients undergoing cardiac surgery, pediatric surgical patients and obstetric patients.
- Avoiding Kidney Injury Overview Presentation: For site champions to share an overview of the pathophysiology of acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, the risk of factors associated with kidney disease, classification systems, and staging criteria with their department. Download PowerPoint
- Avoiding Kidney Injury in the Adult Surgical Population: For site champions to modify as needed and present to their departments. Includes an overview of the literature associated with kidney disease and how to prevent, manage, and recognize AKI. Download Powerpoint
- Avoiding Kidney Injury Obstetric Patients: For site obstetric anesthesiology quality champions to discuss the incidence, pathophysiology, and recommendations for preventing acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease in obstetric patients. Download Powerpoint
- Avoiding Kidney Injury Pediatric Patients: For pediatric anesthesiology quality champions to review pathophysiology, definitions, staging, and recommendations found in the literature for preventing AKI in the pediatric surgical patient. Download PowerPoint
- Avoiding Kidney Injury Cardiac Surgery: For site cardiac anesthesiology quality champions to present the evidence associated with the prevention and detention of acute kidney injury in the cardiac surgical patient. Download Powerpoint
- Avoiding Kidney Injury Reference Guide: A one-page synopsis of AKI prevention and management – consider posting in preoperative or break areas as a reference tool for providers.