This course will describe the role of glucose in the human body, and the various organs, glands and systems that are needed to regulate the delicate insulin – glucose relationship. The course will also discuss the causes of decreased level of consciousness in patients suffering from glucose related conditions. This course will also explain in detail how to properly use a glucometer including the various limitations of the device. Lastly the course will discuss how to manage a diabetic patient and will review various County protocols depending on the course location and the class participants geographic area of employment.
Continuing Education Hours: This course provides 4.00 hours of EMS Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) for the initial classroom course; CEHs will be provided via Los Angeles County EMSA approved; CE provider number 19-0725. Healthcare Providers other than EMTs and Paramedics are encouraged to contact their regulatory organizations to confirm acceptance of these CEHs. Some conditions apply; Please contact Obsidian at (661) 360-6871 for more information. A renewal classroom course option is not available at this time.