DKA management Presented by: Chris NunezRenea WilsonVirginia MayoEsther GichobiGrand Canyon UniversityPathophysiology and Nursing ManagementNovember 1st2019
Implementation in practiceAppropriate diagnosis•According to Gosmanov et al. (2014), it is important to use current laboratory tools and clinical criteria during diagnosis.•Nurses need to develop and adhere to diagnosis procedures.
Implementation in practiceTreatment•It needs to follow the following procedure:•Blood collection, infusion of 1 L of 0.9% sodium chloride, and determination that a potassium level of >3.3 mEq/L, then insulin therapy (Gosmanov et al., (2014).
Implementation in practice•The aim of management of DKA is to restore metabolic homoeostasis while minimizing the risks of complications (Tran et al., 2017).•Electrolyte replacement, fluid therapy and insulin therapy are effective interventions that need be administered within 24-48 hours.
Implementation in practice•According to Savage (2011), it is important for clinicians to involve patients in the care process.