Indications:• Hypoglycemia in awake patients with aGCS of 14-15 and an intact gag reflex
• 25gm orallyDosing/Routes:
Contraindications:• Patients with altered mental status (GCS
Precautions:• Aspiration in patients with impaired airwaystatus
Side effects/adverse reactions:• Aspiration in patients with impaired airwaystatusRef: MWLCEMS Protocol and 2000 Mosby’s Nursing Drug Reference Book
Case StudyYou have been called to a local restaurantwhere you find a person who iscomplaining of dizziness and has a historyof Diabetes. You have obtained a glucoselevel and it is 54. Your patient is consciousand alert and you have decided to giveGlucoseGel. How much do you give?
Answer• 25gm or 1 tube of GlucoseGel as long asthe patient has an intact gag reflex.
Case Study• Your patient now is getting more drowsyand unable to swallow the GlucoseGel.You should now…