Title

A proposed policy for treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis

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Abigail PrinsFollow

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Senior

Major

Nursing

Minor

Nursing

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Jessica Naber

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Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is an emergency complication of diabetes characterized by hyperglycemia, metabolic acidosis, and ketones in urine or serum. Following the Neuman Systems Model, nurses must consider how physical illness relates to the overall wellness of an individual. DKA is a condition where intrapersonal stressors impair the physical variable of a person, resulting in critical danger. Treating this complication costs the United States over $2.4 billion yearly (Gosmanov, Gosmanova & Dillard-Cannon, 2014) with each occasion costing approximately $17,500 (Kreider, 2018). There is substantial research guiding the treatment of DKA with the body of continuously growing. A policy is necessary to direct care and should include rapid assessment, fluid replacement, reducted-rate insulin instruction and hourly lab assessments.

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A proposed policy for treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is an emergency complication of diabetes characterized by hyperglycemia, metabolic acidosis, and ketones in urine or serum. Following the Neuman Systems Model, nurses must consider how physical illness relates to the overall wellness of an individual. DKA is a condition where intrapersonal stressors impair the physical variable of a person, resulting in critical danger. Treating this complication costs the United States over $2.4 billion yearly (Gosmanov, Gosmanova & Dillard-Cannon, 2014) with each occasion costing approximately $17,500 (Kreider, 2018). There is substantial research guiding the treatment of DKA with the body of continuously growing. A policy is necessary to direct care and should include rapid assessment, fluid replacement, reducted-rate insulin instruction and hourly lab assessments.