Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

Academic Term

Summer 8-8-2021

Document Type


Course Number

NURS 6810

Course Name


Professor’s Name

Butz & Chovan


DKA, Inpatient Diabetic Crisis Management, HHS, Hyperglycemic Crisis

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing


The purpose of this poster is to review and promulgate current best practices in management of the two forms of hyperglycemic crises: diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome (HHS). Reviews of literature showed large agreement on efficacious protocols in acute hyperglycemic treatment, while also noting wide prevalence of the disorder. Given the high human and financial cost of hyperglycemia, the dissemination of high quality, evidence-based interventions, to the widest possible audience participating in patient care, is imperative. This poster outlines signs and symptoms, basic pathophysiology, and implications for the treatment team with emphasis placed on areas of settled best practices.

Licensing Permission

Copyright, some rights reserved. Attribution – Noncommercial – Share Alike

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