When children require hospital admission, many receive medications with nephrotoxic potential. As such, this can translate into an increased risk of acute kidney injury. In this context, acute kidney injury is hospital acquired, often iatrogenic, and portends risk of adverse outcomes. The Nephrotoxic Injury Negated by Just-in-Time Action study implemented a multicenter hospital-wide quality improvement initiative to detect and reduce nephrotoxin exposure in children aimed at decreasing the rates of potentially avoidable acute kidney injury. This commentary explores the findings and implications of the Nephrotoxic Injury Negated by Just-in-Time Action study.
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