Diabetic Emergencies: DKA, HHS and Hypoglycemia
Diabetes affects an estimated 30 million people and many people aren’t even aware of their diagnosis. No matter what specialty, healthcare providers need to be ready for diabetic emergencies. Prevention, rapid recognition and appropriate treatment improves patient outcomes. Medications and recommendations for diabetes are evolving continually as our knowledge and technology grows and it is essential to stay up to date. Especially in crisis, it can make the difference between life and death! Join Laurie Klipfel, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, CDE for this program and become confident in your ability to handle the next patient emergency.
Laurie Klipfel, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, CDCES, WCC, has been a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist for over 20 years managing both inpatient and outpatient care for patients with diabetes. She has managed several hospital ADA-recognized diabetes education programs, is a Board-Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner with a specialty in endocrinology, and has a certification in wound care.
Laurie is a member of the American Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists and past president of her local chapter. She is a certified insulin pump trainer and has published articles on use of insulin pumps for hospitalized patients. Her practical patient experiences, supported by clinical knowledge, provide a blend of information on how to treat diabetes today.
Financial: Laurie Klipfel has employment relationships with the VA-St. Louis and the Diabetes & Endocrinology Specialists, Inc. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Laurie Klipfel is a member of the St. Louis Nurses in Advanced Practice.