Acute Kidney Injury in the Emergency Department

Acute kidney injury is defined by any of the following:

  • Increase in serum creatinine by ≥26.52µmol/L (0.3 mg/dL) within 48 hours; or
  • Increase in serum creatinine by ≥1.5 times baseline within seven days; or
  • Urine volume <0.5 mL/kg/h for six hours


The Emergency Medicine Kenya (EMK) Foundation is a not-for-profit organization registered in Kenya in 2015 that aims to ensure timely, accessible and quality lifesaving emergency care in Kenya.