Acute kidney injury – recognising acute from chronic

Key Information

CPD Hours: 1 hours

Course Length: One hour

Course Format: Recorded webinar with a copy of the webinar slides provided

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Course Information

Key Areas
  • Characteristics of AKI
  • Categories and causes of AKI
  • Phases of AKI
  • Staging of AKI
  • Prevention of AKI
  • Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Long term effects of AKI
About this course

This webinar will focus on the development of acute kidney disease in cats and dogs.

Characterised by increased serum creatinine, acute uraemia and changes in UOP, the potential causes of AKI will be explored including pre-renal, intrinsic and post-renal.

AKI can develop in cases of pre-existing CKD or may lead to chronic disease if not treated quickly and effectively. The relationship between AKI and CKD will be considered alongside the value of various diagnostic tests and procedures, to include discussion on the phases of AKI and how the disease can be staged. Treatment options will be reviewed including specialised methods of treatment and when these may be indicated.

Designed for qualified veterinary nurses or experienced student nurses wishing to update their knowledge and develop their confidence in this area.

A convenient and flexible way to earn some CPD hours without leaving home is to select webinars to view from our extensive library of recorded webinars. Priced at £25 for a one hour webinar, they are great value for busy practitioners seeking quality CPD at a time of their choice.  Participants will receive a handout (slides and/or notes) to support their viewing session and a certificate for 1 CPD hours. 

Participants gain access to the webinar for two weeks which allows them to view it at their leisure and convenience as well as review aspects as needed to enhance their learning.


Kelly Druce, BSc RVN DTLLS
Medicine/Oncology Nurse and Clinical Educator
The Royal Veterinary College