13/12/17

Think Kidneys Programme Update: AKI

Here is a summary of the work we are currently working on for the AKI programme:

Think Kidneys Programme Development Officer, Julie Slevin spoke at a kidney nurse educational day about the work of the programmes team, including AKI. You can see her slides here.

The editorial board is continuing its review of Think Kidneys resources, to ensure that they continue to be up to date, relevant and valid. This month we have published revised guidance for those working in with mental health patients – and you can download the guide here.

Following a very successful and popular AKI nurse forum in Liverpool, we are now working on a kidney study day for nurses. The agenda is being developed and we are looking for funding – the plan is to hold two days – one in the north and one in the south. Look out soon for further information.

The AKI and KQuIP programmes have worked together to secure an eLearning platform which will be free at the point of access to the renal community. We are now working with the delivery partner on our branding, after which the team will receive training.  We will start to produce eLearning modules in the New Year.

The Think Kidneys App for Android and Apple has been updated and is now available to download – it has extra resources and functionality.

On 24th November, Think Kidneys hosted a one-day conference at the RCP in London. Entitled “Kidneys for the General Physician Conference”, this was an energetic an motivational day, with speakers on a wide range of AKI and CKD topics. We will share the link to slides when they are available on our social media platforms – so look out for them there.

We are continuing to promote the work of the programme on our Twitter feed – and now have well over 2,300 followers. This has been a great way of sharing our work, and we are hoping that the momentum will continue and our followers will continue to increase. If you are on Twitter – make sure you are following @ThinkKidneys!