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Take aim at acute kidney injury with RIFLE criteria

Williams, Lisa-Mae MSN, RN

doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000445730.84886.88

Developed by a consensus of experts, the RIFLE classification system is designed to clarify the severity of acute kidney injury. Using it to guide assessment and interventions may help prevent chronic kidney disease.

Lisa-Mae Williams is the operations director for telehealth initiatives and the electronic ICU at Baptist Health South Florida in Miami, Fla.

The author thanks her colleague Connie Barden, RN/CNS, CCRN-E, CCNS, for her expert review of and feedback on this manuscript.

The author has disclosed that she has no financial relationships related to this article.

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