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EMS Care Chapter 20 | Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status

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EMS Care Chapter 20 | Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status

EMS Care Chapter 20 | Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status | Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status Training begins with an introduction to the care of the subject. We subsequently explore  in-depth the following lessons:

Lesson 1:  Pathophysiology

Lesson 2: Assessing the Patient with Altered Mental Status (AMS)

Lesson 3: Diabetes

Lesson 4: Other Causes of (AMS) | Sepsis | Seizures | Stroke | TIA | Dizziness & Syncope

Caring for the patient with Diabetes and AMS  | Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status Training

We cover the following core concepts

  • Diabetes and various diabetic emergencies.
  • We then discuss a variety of conditions that may cause an altered mental status, beginning with sepsis;
  • We then continue with seizure disorders,
  • Next, we discuss TIA’s and stroke and finishing with dizziness and syncope.

Important Notes:

  • If you only want to take the online course for CME credit, you can pay here.  The fee for online-only does NOT include a skills session nor (re)certification.  You will receive a certificate for CME credit after successful completion of the course.
  • This course is part of the EMT Recertification Day 5 curriculum and the New Initial EMT Course.  Hence, if you sign up for one of those courses, you will be automatically enrolled in this course. Click here for scheduled courses.
  • To get credit for this course, you must watch all the lessons in their entirety, the course review, and pass the quiz at the end with a score of 75% or better.

An Excerpt from the course on Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status

So, the common literature generally cites 2 types of diabetes. Type 1 is shown on this slide and Type 2 discussed on the next slide. But there are other types of diabetes as well.

Another likely type of diabetes you may encounter is Gestational diabetes. This develops in some women when they are pregnant. Most of the time, gestational diabetes goes away after the baby is born. Two Less common types of diabetes include monogenic diabetes, which is an inherited form of diabetes, and cystic fibrosis-related diabetes.

In reference to this slide, type 1 Diabetes is when the Pancreatic cells do not function properly and as a result, Insulin is not secreted normally. Consequently, not enough insulin is available to transfer circulating glucose into the cells. Doctors then typically prescribe Synthetic insulin, to supplement the inadequate amount of natural insulin.

According to the Mayo Clinic, Type 1 diabetes, once known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Different factors, including genetics and some viruses, may contribute to type 1 diabetes. Although type 1 diabetes usually appears during childhood or adolescence, it can develop in adults.

Despite active research, type 1 diabetes has no cure. Treatment focuses on managing blood sugar levels with insulin, diet, and lifestyle to prevent complications.

 

 

Topics for this course

12 Lessons

EMS Care Chapter 20 | Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status

EMS Care Chapter 20 | Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status | Lesson 0 – Introduction00:00:00
EMS Care Chapter 20 | Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status | Lesson 1 – Pathophysiology of the Reticular Activating System00:00:00
EMS Care Chapter 20 | Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status | Lesson 2 – Assessing the Patient with Altered Mental Status00:00:00
EMS Care Chapter 20 | Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status | Lesson 3A – Diabetes | Part A – Pathophysiology00:00:00
EMS Care Chapter 20 | Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status Lesson 3B – Diabetes | Emergencies00:00:00
EMS Care Chapter 20 | Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status | Lesson 3C – Diabetes | Assessment00:00:00
EMS Care Chapter 20 | Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status Lesson | 3D – Diabetes | Patient Care00:00:00
EMS Care Chapter 20 | Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status | Lesson 4A – Other Causes of AMS | Sepsis00:00:00
EMS Care Chapter 20 | Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status | Lesson 4B – Other Causes of AMS | Seizures00:00:00
EMS Care Chapter 20 | Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status | Lesson 4C – Other Causes of AMS | Stroke and TIAs00:00:00
EMS Care Chapter 20 | Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status | Lesson 4D – Other Causes of AMS | Part D – Dizziness and Syncope00:00:00
EMS Care Chapter 20 | Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status | Lesson 5 – Chapter Review00:00:00
EMS Care Chapter 20 | Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status | QUIZ
EMS Care Chapter 20 | Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status | QUIZ
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