About this information

NICE clinical guidelines advise the NHS on caring for people with specific conditions or diseases and the treatments they should receive. The information applies to people using the NHS in England and Wales.

This information explains the advice about acute kidney injury that is set out in NICE clinical guideline 169.

All of the treatment and care that NICE recommends is in line with the NHS Constitution (www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-nhs-constitution-for-england). NICE has also produced advice on improving the experience of care for adults using the NHS. For more information see 'About care in the NHS' on our website (www.nice.org.uk/nhscare).

Does this information apply to me?

Yes, if:

  • you are an adult (18 years or older), child (11 years or younger) or young person (12 to 17 years) who has or is at risk of acute kidney injury

  • you are a parent or carer of a person who has or is at risk of acute kidney injury.

It does not cover:

  • babies under 1 month

  • managing acute kidney injury in people with a kidney transplant

  • pregnant women.

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