Look for Patients Who May Need an ACEI or ARB After Acute Kidney Injury
You're in a key spot to identify if patients should restart an ACEI or ARB after acute kidney injury...formerly called acute renal failure.
Up to one in 14 hospitalized patients have this rapid decline in kidney function. If they're on an ACEI or ARB, it's often held on discharge...due to concerns of further kidney damage or high potassium.
A common scenario that leads to kidney injury is when patients on an ACEI or ARB start an NSAID, diuretic, or become dehydrated.