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Diabetes Crises Class: The Sweet and Low Story

This program prepares ICU nurses to act during a diabetic crisis.


Sharp Grossmont Hospital

SICU Classroom
5555 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA 91942
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Thursday, May 4, 10 am to 12:30 pm

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  • Registration closes May 4

Presented by Sharp Grossmont Hospital plus

This program prepares the nurse to act during a diabetic crisis. The focus is on management of fluids, electrolytes, dextrose and insulin.

At the completion of this program the nurse will be able to:  

  • Explain the physiologic alterations of diabetic emergencies (DKA, HHS, Hypoglycemia)  
  • Discuss the role of insulin and counter regulatory hormones in maintaining euglycemia
  • Provide the rationale for avoiding low blood glucose during the acute phase of DKA
  • Prioritize nursing interventions during a diabetic crisis
  • Respond to changes in laboratory data
  • Provide the rationale for avoiding low blood glucose during the acute phase of DKA or HHS

Registration is limited to Sharp Coronado, Sharp Grossmont, Sharp Memorial and SRN nurses who work in the ICU.

Cancellation Policy plus

If you need to cancel your registration for this event, please call 1-800-827-4277 Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm, or log in to your account to cancel online.

Parking Information plus

Hospital parking is available in Parking Structure 2. Parking is free for visits under an hour. For one-to-four-hour visits, the rate is $3. Fees beyond four hours are an additional $2 every 15 minutes with a maximum of $20 a day. A multiday parking pass is available from the parking attendant for $15.

Presenter Information plus

  • Classes at Sharp Memorial: Karen Rique, RN, MSN, CDE, Inpatient Diabetes Nurse Specialist, or Irma Moore, MS, RN, CNS, NP, CDE, Inpatient Diabetes Nurse Specialist
  • Classes at Sharp Grossmont: Marty Engle, MSN, RN, APRN-C, CDE, Inpatient Diabetes Nurse Educator

CEUs plus

Approved for 2.5 contact hours by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider No. 70).

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