Prehospital-Diabetic Emergencies

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Paramedic lecturer Jeff Kenneally provides an easy explanation of the physiological process of someone experiencing a low or high glucose level, identifying red flags, and prehospital management of diabetic emergencies like severe hypoglycaemia and diabetic ketoacidosis.


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Jeff Kenneally has a lifelong commitment to pre-hospital care, having served as an operational paramedic for 34 years, mostly in intensive care roles. He has managed frontline paramedic teams, commanded major events, mentored, educated and worked in communications dispatch centres and at the ambulance air wing. His roles have taken him to rural and metropolitan areas. For four years, Jeff managed the Ambulance Victoria clinical practice guidelines. In recent years, Jeff has turned to university lecturing for paramedic students, including leading international study tours. He is a published author in pre-hospital practice and contributor to numerous major textbooks. In 2018, Jeff was awarded the Ambulance Service Medal in recognition of his contribution.
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First Published04 July 2021
Updated17 March 2024
29 June 2027
Learning Tools
Diabetes Mellitus