Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Author: Adrian Robert Marsh / Editor: Lou Mitchell / Reviewer: Nicholas Blundell, Mehdi Teeli / Codes: O7 / Published: 08/11/2021

Description:

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a common presentation to the emergency department (ED). The presentation can mimic many other disease processes. The ED physician must be able to diagnose, appropriately investigate, initiate treatment and manage complications.

After completing this session you will be able to:

  • Differentiate diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) from other causes of acute illness
  • Interpret the results of appropriate investigations in DKA
  • Plan the initial management of a patient with DKA
  • Anticipate complications of DKA and their management
  • Evaluate the factors which contribute to the presentation of, and response to treatment of DKA

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