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Diabetic Emergencies in Primary Care course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
Provider
eIntegrity
Endorsed By
RCGP, NHS

This session describes the pathogenesis, initial clinical assessment and first aid treatment for common and less common diabetic emergencies, including diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperosmolar hyperglycaemia syndrome and hypoglycaemia.

This session was reviewed by Khyati Bakhai and last updated in June 2019.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Describe the pathogenesis of diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic syndrome
  • Explain how to recognise diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Identify patients with suspected hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic syndrome
  • Describe how to recognise and treat hypoglycaemic coma
  • Recognise how to manage diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic syndrome whilst awaiting transfer to hospital

The pathogenesis of Hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar syndrome (HHS) is less well understood than that of DKA.


PRM123
Instructors / Speakers
Simon Page,
Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist

Simon Page has been a Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust since 1995. He graduated from Bristol Medical School in 1982 and completed his MD thesis studying human thyroid cell cultures at St George’s Hospital in London.

Delivery
Title
Diabetic Emergencies in Primary Care course for GPs
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Diabetes
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
30 minutes
Location
Online
Reference
3.17a_09
Access Duration (in months)
12
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