EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OF HYPOGLYCEMIA

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OF HYPOGLYCEMIA

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OF HYPOGLYCEMIA

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OF HYPOGLYCEMIA

DEFINITION

Hypoglycemia – refers to a condition wherein the blood glucose falls less than 60 mg/dl or drops rapidly from a higher level with or without the presence of signs and symptoms.

Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia, also known as low blood sugar, is when blood sugar decreases to below normal levels. This may result in a variety of symptoms including clumsiness

PURPOSE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OF HYPOGLYCEMIA

  1. To ensure correct management of hypoglycemia.
  2. For early recognition of signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia and have a prompt and quick action to save patients lives.
Low Blood Glucose (Hypoglycemia) | NIDDK

Hypoglycemia, also called low blood glucose or low blood sugar, occurs when the level of glucose in your blood drops below normal. For many people with diabetes, that means a level of 70 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) or less. Your numbers might be different, so check with your health care provider to find out what level …

 

POLICY OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OF HYPOGLYCEMIA

  1. All known diabetic patients must be checked for blood glucose on Doctors order and according to patients’ condition.
  2. Capillary blood glucose must be checked as soon as signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia identified.
  3. The physician must have a specific written order for the medication to be administered in the treatment of hypoglycemia.
Write order in the Doctor’s order sheet for medication to be administered for emergency management of hypoglycemia. Physician
Document all the pertinent information in a timely manner in the medical record. Physician
Check the blood glucose level as soon as the hypoglycemia is recognized and report to the treating physician and document. Registered Nurse
Assess patient’s condition, vital signs and report to the physician immediately. Registered Nurse
Carry out Doctor’s Order promptly and quickly to save patients life.  
Observe patients’ reaction and changes to each treatment given and document properly. Registered Nurse
Treat hypoglycemia promptly. and follow EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OF HYPOGLYCEMIA PROTOCOL Registered Nurse

SEE ALSO

 

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Hypoglycemia Signs and Symptoms

He – Headache Is – Irritable / Sweating T – Tachycardia I – Irritability R – Restlessness E – Excessive Hunger D – Dizziness
INTRAVENOUS INSULIN ADMINISTRATION USING SYRINGE PUMP

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