Life-Threatening Acronyms: DKA (Diabetic Ketoacidosis) and HHS (Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic State)
The goal of this course is to provide information to Healthcare Professionals enabling their understanding of what Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) and Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic State (HHS) are as well as how their treatment protocols are the same and how they differ.

Course Publication Date: November 27, 2015

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Author:Joan Schonbeck RN
Course No:LTA110415
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Critical Care Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Leadership & Case Management

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Learning Objectives
  • Be able to describe the impact of DM (Diabetes Mellitus) on our society.
  • Know the differences and similarities between DKA and HHS.
  • Be aware of the significance of complications from both DKA and HHS.
  • Understand the treatment protocols and options for both DKA and HHS.


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