Hypoglycemia Conditional Protocol Summary

This protocol has been developed by the medical staff to reflect standing orders for care of athlete’s experiencing signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia.  This protocol is a summary drawn from the team’s comprehensive emergency action plan, and is intended to summarize the medical team’s preparation for and initial response to the identified condition.  This protocol summary is intended to serve only as a guideline.  The following procedures are not intended to substitute for prudent autonomous medical decision-making required during actual care and management of a sick or injured individual.  Please see the comprehensive emergency action plan for a formal write-up and reference material.


Preparation and Readiness Planner

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Emergency Management Checklist

 

BLS Supplies ALS Considerations Protocol Specific Supplies
  • AED
  • BVM ventilator
  • Seal Quick™ resuscitator mask
  • Magill forcepts
  • OPA/NPA
  • Suction pump
  • Oxygen
  • Non-rebreather mask
  • Heart rate / blood pressure monitor
  • Pulse-oximeter
  • Latex free gloves
  • Provide empty glucagon injector and time of injection to EMS.
  • Glucagon injector stored between 68° F to 77° F or  (20° C to 25° C ).
  • Fast-acting glucose tablets;
  • Blood glucose monitoring supplies;
  • Insulin therapy supplies;
  • List of all necessary;
  • Medications and supplies;
  • Emergency contact information;
  • Medic alert identification tag.

 

Management Algorithm

Critical Content Overview
Glucagon Injection Preparation: Inject into shoulder, thigh, or buttock.
Unlike the EAI glucagon injectors should NOT be used if expired or compromised.

 

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