Tiny Tips – Approach to Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Don’t Know Anything about Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)? In Canada, 5 000 – 10 000 patients are admitted to the hospital with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) each year.1 Most of these patients will initially present to the Emergency Department.  The initial assessment and management of these patients in the ED is crucial, as 50% of DKA deaths occur in the first 48-72hrs.2  Managing DKA can be overwhelming for learners; interpreting blood gases, thinking about electrolyte and fluid …

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