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


Emergency Medicine Kenya Foundation (EMKF) is an NGO supporting emergency healthcare providers across Kenya to save lives by strengthening the emergency healthcare system through capacity building, knowledge development, advocacy and research.