Severe Hypoglycemia
Challenge 3C
Severe hypoglycemia

When blood glucose fall below normal, many patients will begin to experience both sympathetic and parasympathetic signs of hypoglycemia. If severe complications of hypoglycemia are not avoided or treated, they can lead to serious patient safety hazards and even death.

Executive summary checklist

Severe hypoglycemia (SH) is defined as having a low blood glucose level of less than 40 mg/dL and is likely to cause harm to the patient in an in patient setting (Schwartz et al.,2007). SH causes significant morbidity and occasional mortality in hospitalized patients Create an action plan Get commitment to reduce

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