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Journal February 2011 (Vol 32, No 2)

NOTE: You have already passed this course.
NOTE: This course is no longer valid for accreditation purposes.

Diabetic Ketoacidosis, February 2011 by Brandy Tabor , CVT, VTS (ECC)

1. The anion gap is the difference between
2. In patients with DKA, the body’s buffering system may not be able to maintain a normal pH as __________ build up in the circulation.
3. Which insulin should be used for the initial treatment of DKA?
4. Which hormone(s) contribute(s) to DKA?
5. Most patients with DKA have a deficit in total body sodium; therefore, __________ is a common fluid choice.
6. In patients with insulin-dependent DM, the body
7. In patients with non–insulin-dependent DM, the body
8. The anion gap in healthy cats and dogs ranges from __________ mEq/L.
9. Potassium supplementation should not exceed 0.5 mEq/lb/d.
0.5 mEq/kg/d.
10. In patients with DKA, the goal of insulin therapy is to lower the blood glucose level by 50 mg/dL/h to a level of 200 to 250 mg/dL in __________ hours.
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