New kidney guideline issued by NICE

A new guideline published by NICE promises to save thousands of live and hundreds of millions of pounds annually by helping to prevent, detect and treat acute kidney injury (AKI).

AKI affects one in six of those admitted to hospital and of those can lead to death in one in four. The condition is completely preventable but a lack of education exists about the condition among healthcare workers.

“Acute kidney injury is a huge problem for the NHS. This new NICE guideline aims to raise awareness among healthcare professionals to recognise and treat the condition early and focuses on prevention, recognition, treatment and timely access to specialist services for all.”

Professor Mark Baker, Director of the Centre for Clinical Practice at NICE

According to the new NICE guideline, AKI should be tackled by those working across all health specialties.

 

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New NICE kidney guideline to save thousands of lives (NICE press release)

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