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The development of acute kidney injury (AKI) during hospitalizations has become a widespread problem that leads to prolonged hospital stays and an increased risk of the development of renal failure. Several national prospective studies have been conducted to identify the most common causes of hospital acquired acute kidney injury (HAAKI) including contrast-induced, drug-induced, sepsis with hypotension, and comorbid organ dysfunction. To attempt to reduce HAAKI and its long-term consequences both to patients and the healthcare system, our study aimed to review creatinine changes among patients admitted to five general medicine teams. Our study goal was to see whether spreading awareness of the common causes of HAAKI through an alert-intervention to providers decreased the rate of occurrence of HAAKI in our hospital system.
quality improvement, acute kidney injury, hospital acquired acute kidney injury, intervention
Medicine and Health Sciences
Ahuja, MD, Amisha; Bharel, MD, Sonia; Durney, MD, Phil; Katz, MD, Goni; Tarangelo, MD, Nicholas; Uricheck, MD, James; and Zukas, MD, Randi, "Analysis of Alert Based Intervention on Management of Hospital-Acquired Acute Kidney Injury: A Prospective Study" (2019). House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Posters. Poster 102.