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Hyperglycemia Workup for New Nurse Practitioners

Sep 24, 2019

How do you know if someone with a glucose of 500 needs to go to the ER or can be managed outpatient?

Continuing on the lab interpretation series, today's video is all about knowing what to do, when to do it and resting at night knowing you haven't missed anything.

It's much simpler than hyponatremia (phew!) and I'll bring you through the checklist you need to manage patients like this.

Using a case study format, you'll learn:

  • How to know when your patients needs to go to the ER, and when you can work them up outpatient
  • The worst case scenarios for high blood sugar
  • The two step process that’ll keep you grounded (it’s easy to remember)

(FYI: to slow down the audio speed, hit the gear symbol in the bottom right corner and change it to .75x or .5x. Closed captions are also located at the bottom R hand corner of the video.)

Skip ahead George's back story at timestamp 3:44. Be sure to check out the previous two videos about George (again, not his real name!), here and here.

Once you've watched, I'd love to hear from you.

What's your top takeaway about hyperglycemia that you can bring to your practice?

Leave me a comment below. Be sure to share your thought directly in the comments, no links or videos as they may be removed.

Thanks so much for watching. Hang in there, and I'll see you soon.

Liz

Read the full transcript HERE

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