Dealing with Hyperglycemia
The goal of this course is to help nurses learn about caring for the patient with diabetes who has high blood sugar or hyperglycemia.

Course Publication Date: March 13, 2018

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:DH030718
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
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Learning Objectives
  • Discuss things that can cause high blood sugar.
  • List the 3 classic symptoms of high blood sugar/hyperglycemia and other common symptoms.
  • State signs and symptoms of DKA and HHNS.
  • List 3 goals in the treatment of DKA.
  • Discuss the major or primary component of treatment for HHNS.
  • Identify the precipitating factors in DKA and HHNS.
  • Describe the pathophysiology of DKA and HHNS.


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