Friday, December 9, 2011

Free 1 CEU: Diabetic Emergencies - Expires 2/2014 - See Blog for Details!

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Release Date: 12/31/2006 Expiration Date: 02/19/2014
Peer Review: on 03/15/2009

Dr. Green's lecture on diabetic emergencies begins with a discussion of the demographics of diabetic ketoacidosis. She then proceeds to discuss the pathophysiology of this disorder followed by practical details of appropriate treatment. She concludes with a discussion of hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state, with a focus on how it's treatment and pathophysiology differ from diabetic ketoacidosis.

Goal and Objective

After participating in this activity, the viewer should be better able to:
1. Define the syndrome of diabetic ketoacidosis.
2. Know how to implement proper early and ongoing management of the DKA patient.
3. Be able to analyze a patient with DKA for electrolyte abnormalities and treat appropriately.
4. Distinguish the differences between the DKA patient and the patient with hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state (HHS).

Estimated time to complete this activity is 65 minutes.
Physicians, diabetes educators, and other health care professionals who treat patients with diabetes.

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