Butz & Chovan
DKA, Inpatient Diabetic Crisis Management, HHS, Hyperglycemic Crisis
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.
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Bedinghaus, Cary, "Current Management of Acute Hyperglycemia: Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Syndrome" (2021). Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN). 479.