Purpose: To give a bolus dose of D50W to an adult with severe hypoglycemia.
An adult with severe hypoglycemia may be comatose and is at risk for hypoglycemic injury. A bolus dose of concentrated dextrose (50% weight for weight) can quickly reverse the hypoglycemia.
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Specialty: Endocrinology, Clinical Laboratory
Objective: risk factors, administration
ICD-10: E16.2, E10.0,