Can paramedics safely treat and discharge hypoglycemic patients in the field?

@article{Lerner2003CanPS,
  title={Can paramedics safely treat and discharge hypoglycemic patients in the field?},
  author={E Brooke Lerner and Anthony Billittier and Daniel R Lance and David M. Janicke and Josette A Teuscher},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={115-20}
}
To determine whether paramedics can safely treat and discharge insulin-dependent diabetic patients experiencing uncomplicated hypoglycemic events, we conducted a prospective, observational study with a convenience sample of diabetic patients whose hypoglycemia resolved after intravenous administration of dextrose and before they were transported by paramedics. On-line medical control was contacted to obtain approval and informed consent for participation from interested patients who met all… CONTINUE READING

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