Pregnancy can complicate diabetes and increase the risk of DKA, which is a rare complication but a medical emergency. You need to know how the normal adaptations of pregnancy affect diabetes, events that may precipitate DKA, and how DKA is managed.
AWHONN recommends that you take the Noninvasive Hemodynamic Function and Assessment course as a foundation for this course.
At the conclusion of the activity, learners will be able to:
- Identify incidence and causes of DKA
- Review pathophysiology of DKA
- Review lab values and other objective assessment data used to identify DKA
- Summarize treatment of DKA
- Review prevention of recurrence
2.1 hours (CNE available through 12/31/2020)
The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Accredited status does not imply endorsement by AWHONN or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an educational activity. AWHONN is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider # CEP580.
Tags: Diabetes, High risk