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How do I care for a patient with diabetic ketoacidosis?

Miller, Sally May RN, MS

doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000350766.47290.76
Department: …&more: CLINICAL QUERIES

Diabetic ketoacidosis

Sally May Miller is director of the skills and simulation lab at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in Nashville, Tenn. Clinical Queries is coordinated by Joan E. King, RN,C, ACNP, ANP, PhD, program director for the acute care nurse practitioner program at Vanderbilt University and a member of the Nursing2009 editorial advisory board.

Our medical unit is caring for more patients with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). What's the focus of treatment for these patients?—O.R., FLA.

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