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Hs and Ts Cardiac Arrest | Hypoglycemia | ACLS Class Nashville

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Hypoglycemia-

Defined:
Hypoglycemia is a condition that occurs when your blood sugar (glucose) is too low. Blood sugar below 70 mg/dL is considered low. Blood sugar at or below this level can harm you. ***can lead to coma if not corrected




Causes:
Diabetes, drinking alcohol, insulinoma (tumor in the pancreas), infections, severe kidney or liver failure

Signs and Symptoms:

• Sweating
• feeling nervous
• hungry
• blurred or double vision
• shaky
• irritable
• cool, clammy skin
• feeling faint

Treatment: Depends on cause. Glucose. Administer Dextrose can be administered IV in acute situations.

 

Hypothermia

 

 

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