Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common condition that involves sudden, catastrophic loss of kidney function. It is estimated that AKI is associated with one in five emergency hospital admissions and causes up to 1.7 million deaths globally per year.
The medical registrar is perceived by many to be the medical ‘workhorse’ of the hospital and is relied upon heavily by many hospital and community teams. Registrars, however, are concerned about their ability to provide safe, high-quality patient care as their workload increases.
Handover is the system by which the responsibility for immediate and ongoing care is transferred between healthcare professions. Changing work patterns mean that establishing standards for handover should be a priority.