Mapping Nursing Interventions of Acute Kidney Injury: Scoping Review


  • Ana Luísa Pereira Santos Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte, Portugal
  • Maria Eulália Novais Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Lisboa, Portugal



Acute Kidney Injury, Nursing Interventions, Intensive Care Units


Introduction Acute kidney injury is considered a complication of an underlying disease. It has an incidence of about 60% in patients admitted to an intensive care unit and the mortality rate varies from 10-80%. The nurse is a key element in the prevention and coordination of care to the renal patient, requiring numerous interventions from the nursing team; Goals The purpose of this scoping review was to provide a map of the evidence of nursing interventions for people with acute kidney injury in an intensive care unit; Methods Scoping review methodology according to the Joanna Briggs Institute. Two independent reviewers performed the process of relevance analysis, data extraction, and synthesis; Results Eighteen studies were included in the review. From the analysis of nursing interventions, three groups emerged: prevention, diagnosis, and treatment to the person with acute kidney injury; Conclusions Prevention is the best nursing intervention strategy. The nurse has a relevant role in the development and implementation of intervention strategies for the person with AKI in the ICU.


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Ana Luísa Pereira Santos, & Maria Eulália Novais. (2021). Mapping Nursing Interventions of Acute Kidney Injury: Scoping Review. New Trends in Qualitative Research, 8, 340–352.




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