EMS Tips News and Events

Diabetic Emergencies from EMS Boot Camp: Live Online EMS Education

” Diabetic Patients – What Your Instructor Left Out “

Date : November 11th 2009
Time: 1430 hours EST.

With a primary focus on identifying, treating and managing the diabetic patient in the field. “Diabetic Patients – What Your Instructor Left Out” is a birds eye view of what EMS providers can expect to see in the field setting and promises to present some eye opening tips and management techniques that will help you with this common EMS emergency. Some of they key elements of this session are:

Being able to quickly identify a diabetic emergency.

How treating the diabetic patient goes beyond simple Dextrose or Glucose administration.

  • Obtaining finger sticks the “right way”
  • Effectively dealing with the combative diabetic.
  • The chronic “brittle” diabetic. Treatment and lack of transport.

Discovering the primary triggers that negatively affect the diabetic patient.

High vs. Low. Is the finger stick the definitive answer?

Diabetes and Stroke. Find out the key signs and symptoms that will enable you to quickly diagnose the two and treat accordingly.

Case presentations to give you a real world view of what to expect in the field.

This fast paced EMS Boot Camp session will target the diabetic patient as seen in the field setting. We’re not going to focus on insulin production and all the physiological elements of the diabetic patient. Your instructor did a good job on that. This session will deliver content you can apply in the field right away.

Attention !!!  EMS Agencies
Download this sessions flyer to print and display for your members
Click here

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.