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Acute Kidney Injury:

A Case-BaSED aPPROACH TO mANAGEMENt

Presented by the MiLHO Initiative

Of the 13.3 million cases of acute kidney injury (AKI) and 2.3 million AKI-related deaths reported globally each year, approximately 85% occur in low- and middle-income countries. The mortality rate for AKI in sub-Saharan Africa is approximately 32%, which exceeds the comparable rate of 24% reported globally.

AKI is preventable with early diagnosis and aggressive management.

However, the lack of awareness of the risk factors, symptoms of AKI, and failure to promptly diagnosis and treat patients with or at risk of AKI result in the high morbidity and mortality rates seen across sub-Saharan Africa.

With knowledge and skills general physicians will have the competence necessary to assess and manage patients with or at risk of AKI.

To help general physicians manage AKI cases competently and improve the current level of care and patient outcomes, we have created an online self-paced acute kidney injury management course using a case-based approach.

Key features and benefits

No need to create multiple accounts for different course, one accounts gives you access to all the courses. So if you already have an account, you’re good to go. Log in and take the AKI course.

Content is presented in short lessons so is ideal for the busy practitioner.

The approximate time to complete each lesson is clearly indicated.

Throughout the course, videos and progress check quizzes are included to reinforce the material presented and to help you to keep your learning on track. The progress check quizzes include explanation to the answers.

The course material is supported by useful resources that can be used at the point of care, a comprehensive reference list at the end of the course.

Here’s what the course covers

  • Introduction (10 minutes) – A brief background about acute kidney infection, risk factors, clinical complications, strategies for prevention and evidence-based Management. (4 Topics)
  • Pretest – Test yourself on what you already know.
  • Definition, Risk factors, and Symptoms (15 minutes)Learn how AKI is defined, who is at risk, causes and its systemic manifestations. (5 Topics, 1 Quiz)
  • Tests, Diagnosis and Staging (20 minutes) – Learn the different tests for kidney function, how test results are interpreted, and how AKI is diagnosed and staged. (16 Topics, 1 Quiz)
  • Management (20 minutes) – Learn about the approaches to managing AKI including contrast-induced AKI, treatment option, treatment algorithm, and guideline recommendations. (10 Topics, 1 Quiz)
  • Prevention (8 minutes) – Learn how modifying risk factors can prevent AKI. (3 Topics, 1 Quiz)
  • Posttest—Check how much you have learned. Score 80% to earn the certified CPD certificate.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, you will be able to:

  • Describe factors that contribute to AKI
  • Identify patients at high risk for AKI by using risk-based screening
  • Apply guideline recommendations to diagnose and stage AKI promptly and accurately
  • Use guideline recommendations to effectively manage patients with or at risk for AKI.

Method of Participation

  1. This course is designed as self-directed learning. We recommend navigating through the course in the order presented.
  2. Review the course information, including the Learning Objectives and Disclaimer at the bottom of this page.
  3. Start with the Introduction and Pretest. Each lesson has several topics; you can navigate through the lessons from the navigation panel. The approximate time to complete each lesson is indicated. Be sure to complete the progress check quiz at the end of each lesson before moving to the next lesson. Finish the course by taking the Posttest.
  4. Score at least 80% on the Posttest to receive Certified Certificate of Continuing Professional Development.

Our evidence of quality

Our courses are certified by the CPD Certification Service, a leading independent CPD accreditation institution based in the United Kingdom. The CPD Certified symbol on our certificate is recognized as the qualitative benchmark. You will earn a CPD-certified certificate after completing this course and correctly answering 80% of the post-test quizzes.

PLEASE NOTE: THE CPD CERTIFICATION ADMINISTERED BY THE CPD CERTIFICATION SERVICE IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. THIS COURSE IS STILL AVAILABLE WITHOUT THE CPD CERTIFICATION.

We have your back!

For a limited time, we are offering a 1-time fee of only $5, which is 95% off similar courses with the same value. As a bonus, the first 3 topics are FREE of charge. For this fee, you will:

  • Gain full and unlimited access to this course.
  • Earn a CPD certified certificate as proof.
  • Improve your knowledge and skills on how to manage patients at risk or have AKI.
  • Learn from a subject-matter expert from Africa.

We have chosen to make this course affordable so that many doctors can access it.

Enroll now in our acute kidney injury management course.

Click the link to the right to access the course registration page, register and get instant course access!

Email us if you have any trouble with registration.

This is our guarantee

We offer a 48-hours full money-back guarantee so you can enroll in the course risk-free. Just contact us within 48 hours of paying for your course, and we will give you a full refund, no questions asked. 

We always want to improve to meet your learning needs. We appreciate your honest feedback about what you did not like about the course. We will be sure to take your feedback into consideration for future course development.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I enroll in this course if I am not a doctor?

Yes, because you will gain knowledge and be aware of the risk factors to avoid, and the approaches to prevent AKI.

What if I don’t like this course?

No worries, contact us within 48 hours of purchase for a full refund. However, the course is full of practical insights and resources.

How is this course different from other free online reproductive health courses?

Most online courses contain management principles that do not always apply to the clinical setting in Africa. We ensure that our courses have a significant input from experts with experience of healthcare practice in Africa.

Acute Kidney Injury: A Case-based Approach to Mangement was prepared by Austine Mengnjo, MD, Associate Professor, fellowship in nephrology and transplant and medical degree from the University of Yaounde, Cameroon.

The course includes engaging videos to provide a visual explanation of the content covered.

Case-based progress check quizzes are included at the end of each topic to keep your learning on track.

Enroll now in our acute kidney injury management course to update your knowledge.

Click the link to the right to access the course registration page; after registering you’ll have instant course access!

Email us if you have any trouble with registration.

Disclaimer

This activity is intended as a supplement to existing knowledge, published information and practice guidelines. Learners should appraise the information presented critically and draw conclusions only after carefully considering all available scientific and clinical information.

Copyright

The Edge Medical Writing, LLC, holds the copyright for this course. Through this notice, The Edge Medical Writing, LLC, grants permission for participation in this course for educational purposes only. The content of this course may not be used in whole or in part for any commercial purposes without prior permission in writing from The Edge Medical Writing, LLC.

Course Details

Course Modules: 6 + Posttest

Course Duration: Approximately 1.5 hours

Course Fees: $5

Course Languages: English

Who is this course intended for? General healthcare practitioners who manage patients with or at risk of acute kidney injury.

Course Director

Helen Fosam, PhD, The Edge Medical Writing, LLC

Course Developer and Reviewer

Austine Mengnjo, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. Partner, Reading Nephrology Ltd, Reading PA. Member of the American Society of Nephrology, and the American College of Physicians. MD from the Faculty of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde, Cameroon. Internal medicine residency training at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine/Jersey City Medical Center, and fellowship in nephrology and transplant from the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA.

Course Reviewer

Nwamaka Osakwe, MBBS, FWACP
Consultant Nephrologist, Department of Medicine, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria.