The kidneys play a vital role in the body with many important functions. When a sudden injury occurs, it can have catastrophic effects on our patient and their outcome. AKI’s can be complicated cases to nurse. Increase your knowledge of the kidney anatomy and pathophysiology so you can tackle these cases head on. Learn about the many different nursing skills we can utilise and understand why they are important. With a good level of knowledge and the confidence to apply it, we can really make a difference.