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Diabetes Crises Class: The Sweet and Low Story

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


Knollwood Building

Room D
7944 Birmingham Drive
San Diego, CA 92123
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Tuesday, Sept. 18, 1 to 3:30 pm

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  • Registration closes Sept. 18

Presented by Sharp Memorial 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

Parking is available on the street in front of the Knollwood Building or in the garage on Birmingham Drive. The entrance to the Birmingham parking garage requires an activated employee badge.

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: Toni Hicks, RN, BSN, Diabetes Services Nurse Educator

CEUs plus

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

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