Emergency admissions for patients using diabetes devices
Diabetologist Pratik Choudhary and Nurse Consultant Lori Berard discuss considerations around the use of diabetes self-management technologies within the hospital setting. In this video, Pratik and Lori focus on visits to the emergency department (9:36).
Learning points include:
- Circumstances that can lead to emergency department admissions in patients using insulin pumps, such as bent or blocked cannula, failure to replace cannula, pump malfunction.
- Common presentations in patients admitted for reasons related to their infusion devices, such as: having to administer a high number of correction doses, diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperglycemia, and vomiting.
- Methods of restoring normoglycemia in patients that are admitted due to a problem with their insulin infusion device.
- How to assess whether the individual is capable of maintaining their diabetes self-management in admissions unrelated to diabetes.
- What to do when the patient is not well enough to maintain their self-management.
- How continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices can help treating clinicians troubleshoot problems and quickly assess the impact of other treatments on diabetes.
More videos in this series:
- Hospitalized patients that use continuous glucose monitoring devices and insulin dosing apps.
- Hospitalized patients using insulin pumps.
- Emergency admissions for patients using diabetes devices.
- Hospital admissions for surgery or radiology in patients using diabetes devices.
- Diabetes device use in women admitted to the maternity ward.