Update on Diabetes Sick-Day and Surgery Management
The goal of this course is to help healthcare professionals learn about their diabetes patients during an illness or surgery.

Course Publication Date: May 15, 2020

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:DSM120919
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Medical & Surgical Issues
Community & Home Health
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Learning Objectives
  • Name the five warning signs that would signify illness, injury or infection.

  • List five of the signs and symptoms of DKA.

  • List five of the signs and symptoms of HHNKS.

  • Name the seven things to report when a diabetes patient calls his/her doctor.

  • List six of the symptoms of low blood sugar.

  • Name some of the medications that are safe for a person with diabetes to take for coughing, sore throat, diarrhea, constipation, nausea/vomiting and motion sickness.

  • Identify assessment information needed preoperatively.

  • Explain postoperative concerns.

  • Describe the physiological effects of illness and surgery on blood glucose concentrations, ketone levels, and fluid and electrolyte balance.

  • Identify sick-day situations that require evaluation and possible treatment in an office/clinic, emergency room or hospital setting.

  • Explain the importance of euglycemia during the perioperative period.


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