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Acute Kidney Injury (Acute Renal Failure) Part 1:

renal replacement therapy

Presentation, assessment and immediate management


There are 11 pages in this online induction module that should take around 30 minutes to read. The questions at the end should take 5 minutes to answer and should only be attempted after the module has been completed.


The links are provided to make navigation through the module easier. They contain essential information that forms part of the module.


Remember to click all the links and enable pop-ups in your web browser.


Educational Objectives

Once you have worked through this module you should be able to:


  1. Recognise the important physiological principles of maintenance of normal renal function and the pathophysiology associated with AKI
  2. Describe the mechanisms of acute kidney injury
  3. Classify AKI
  4. Recognise the presenting syndromes of acute kidney injury
  5. Describe the common causes of acute kidney injury
  6. Recognise the life threatening complications of AKI
  7. Describe the stabilisation and treatment of these complications

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