Note to myself: I usually excerpt from my readings to help remember the information.
However, the show notes of this EMC episode are so perfect, I just need to review the complete show notes.
In this first part of our 2-part podcast on DKA and HHS, Drs Melanie Baimel, Bourke Tillmann and Leeor Sommer discuss the importance of identifying the underlying cause or trigger in DKA patients, the pitfall of ruling out DKA in patients with normal pH or normal serum glucose, how to close the gap effectively, why stopping the insulin infusion is almost never indicated, how to avoid cardiac collapse when DKA patients require endotracheal intubation, the best alternatives to plastic in the trachea, why using a protocol improves patient outcomes, how to avoid the common complications of hypoglycemia and hypokalemia, and much more…
* Helman, A. Baimel, M. Sommer, L. Tillmann, B. Episode 146 – DKA Recognition and ED Management. Emergency Medicine Cases. September, 2020. https://emergencymedicinecases.com/dka-recognition-ed-management. Accessed 10-24-2020.