publication . Article . 2008

An audit of the management of diabetic ketoacidosis at St Luke’s Hospital

Abela, Alexia-Giovanna; Magri, Caroline Jane; Debono, Miguel; Calleja, Neville; Vassallo, Josanne; Azzopardi, Joseph;;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2008
  • Publisher: Malta Medical Journal
Aim: To perform an audit of the protocol used in the management of patients with Diabetic Ketoacidosis, in St Lukes Hospital. Methods: Patients admitted with `Diabetes Ketoacidosis', between 14th August 2004 and 14th August 2005, were identified from the Admission book at the Accident and Emergency Department. Data obtained from patients' medical records were collected according to a preset proforma. The criteria assessed by this audit included parameter monitoring, investigations performed, the type and amount of intravenous fluids given, the insulin regime and potassium supplements used. Results: From a total of fifty six patients, forty seven files were trace...
free text keywords: Diabetes -- Ketoacidosis, Disease management -- Medical audit, Diabetes -- Malta, Hospital care -- Evaluation
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