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EMS Care Chapter 20 | EMT Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status

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EMS Care Chapter 20 | EMT Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status

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

  1. Pathophysiology
  2. Altered Mental Status (AMS)
  3. Diabetes
  4. Sepsis, Seizures, Stroke, TIAs, Dizzyness & Syncope

We cover the following core concepts

  • Diabetes and various diabetic emergencies.
  • A variety of conditions that may cause an AMS, beginning with sepsis;
  • Seizure disorders,
  •  TIA’s and stroke, dizziness, and syncope.

Important Notes:

  • If you only want to take the Diabetic Emergencies and Altered mental status (AMS) 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.  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 EMT Diabetic Emergency Care

  • As we begin to study diabetes, a sobering statistic is that 10% of the USA population is diabetic and 25% is pre-diabetic. So, please pay close attention as you will encounter Diabetic conditions in many of your calls. And, due to the breadth of information, and its importance, we are presenting Diabetes in four parts. Starting with the Pathophysiology, which is covered in the first part of this Lesson. Here we review some of the body’s systems and how glucose and insulin work together.
  • While the second part covers Diabetic Emergencies including hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia.
  • Next, the assessment of Diabetic conditions will be in the third part where we will discuss blood glucose testing and monitoring. Consider that if you are unable to test to assess the emergency, err on the side of hypoglycemia. Treating this deficit might be lifesaving.
  • Finally, the fourth part covers Diabetes Patient Care.

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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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