Hyperglycemic Crisis: What’s New, What’s Not and What’s Next?

This course provides a review of diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome, emphasizing that the severity of the hyperglycemic crisis should guide the choice of therapy. 

Target Audience

Hospitalists, Internists, Family Practitioners, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Surgeons, Cardiologists, Endocrinologists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists and other interested healthcare practitioners.  

Learning Objectives

  • Apply updated guidelines in the management of patients in a hyperglycemic crisis.
  • Utilize a triage system to determine the best location of care and therapeutic approach for patients during a hyperglycemic crisis.   
  • Discuss methods to address risk factors for recurrent diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) prior to discharge. 
     
Additional information
Bibliography: 

Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2011 Dec;94(3):340-51. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2011.09.012. Epub 2011 Oct 5

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
11/01/2017
Course expires: 
11/01/2019

Marie E. McDonnell, M.D.
Chief, Diabetes Section, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension
Harvard Medical School
Director, Diabetes Program
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Marie E. McDonnell, M.D., indicated that neither she nor her spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and she will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in her presentation or discussion.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
             
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
11/01/2017
Course expires: 
11/01/2019
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