Prevention while in hospital

Prevention while in hospital

Acute kidney injury is more common in people who are very unwell and in hospital. If you're in hospital and healthcare professionals are worried that you may be at risk of acute kidney injury, they should regularly check your condition to look for changes in heart rate, temperature, blood pressure and rate of breathing. They should also be aware of any changes in the amount of urine you pass. See the section called Other NICE guidance for details of our guidance on monitoring adults in hospital.

Children and young people

Children and young people in hospital who are at risk of developing acute kidney injury may have regular blood tests as well as regular checks of heart rate, temperature, blood pressure and rate of breathing.

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