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Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) promote evidence based, safe, and high-value care for patients with common clinical conditions when high-quality national or international guidelines are available to inform recommendations. Additional review of scientific literature is often included. A multidisciplinary committee of subject matter experts and key stakeholders systematically reviews the guidelines and any additional literature to develop standard processes and clinical recommendations. 

The Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) synopsis provides a high level overview of the care standards employed for this CPG. 

Algorithms associated with this CPG for viewing on a smartphone or computer: 

Algorithms associated with this CPG for viewing as a PDF: 

Inclusion criteria: 

  • Known diabetes mellitus. 
  • Concern for new-onset diabetes mellitus.

Team members involved in the development: 

  • R. McDonough, DO | Endocrinology | Committee co-chair 
  • T. Musick, DO | Endocrinology | Committee co-chair 
  • T. Barnett, MD | Emergency Medicine | Committee member 
  • C. Cunningham, RN, MSN, CPN | Emergency Nursing | Committee member 
  • B. Olsen, MD | Critical Care Medicine | Committee member 
  • S. Porazik-Ball, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, CPEN | Emergency Nursing Educator | Committee member 
  • T. Frank, RPh, CPHIMS | Pharmacy Informatics Specialist | Committee member 
  • S. Fagan, RN, BSN, CCRN-K | Pediatric Intensive Care Educator | Committee member 
  • J. Michael, DO | Evidence Based Practice Department | Committee member 
  • D. Porter, MSN, RN, CPN | 6 Henson Tower Nursing Director | Committee member 
  • J. Bartlett PhD, RN | Evidence Based Practice Department | Committee member 

Publication dates: 

  • Finalized date: 4/13; 4/13; 1/14; 9/14; 12/14; 12/15; 12/16/ 11/19; 7/21 
  • Next expected revision date: Currently under revision. 

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