New DKA condensed guideline

By Editor
1st August 2017
Clinical guidance

A condensed guideline on managing diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) has been created.

The document is based on the original DKA management and monitoring charts produced by the Joint British Diabetes Societies – Inpatient Care Group (JBDS – IP).

The guideline has been created by Dr Parijat De, consultant physician and clinical lead at the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust where it has been piloted and successfully used.

It contains a monitoring chart as well as management chart, covering stages of care from immediate to actions to be taken beyond 12 hours.

Dr De said: “This has been approved and ratified by the JBDS – IP committee. Feel free to download and use in hospitals where the original full length DKA document is not being used consistently by junior doctors or if there are specific implementation issues.”

Dr De has been a consultant physician in diabetes and endocrinology for 13 years. During his tenure at the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust he has introduced nurse-led diabetic renal review clinics and was also named Healthcare Professional of the Year at the annual QiC Awards.

To download the document, click here.

For further queries about the condensed guideline, contact email Dr De.

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