Home / Diabetes / Diabetes l DKA vs. HHS (HHNS) NCLEX

Diabetes l DKA vs. HHS (HHNS) NCLEX

Take the free quiz https://simplenursing.com/nursing-school for DKA and HHS (HHNS), and what does the NCLEX expect RN and LPN nursing students to know for their board exams?

For NCLEX Cheat Sheets on everything endocrine &
Full Courses access on Medical Surgical nursing, complete with:
– 900 Videos NOT on youtube
– 300 cheat sheet notes
Click here to learn more: https://simplenursing.com/nursing-school

The pathophysiology of DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis) is a condition of diabetes mellitus occurring more often in diabetics with type 1 diabetes, where the body breaks down fat for fuel due to the lack of insulin. Signs and symptoms of DKA include hyperglycemia greater than 300 blood serum glucose, ketosis and acidosis. As fat is broken down, ketone bodies are produced, which puts the body into an acidotic state, hence the name DKA, Diabetic ketoacidosis.

HHS or HHNS (hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic syndrome) occurs more often in diabetic patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Signs and symptoms of HHS presents with severe hyperglycemia typically over 600 blood serum glucose levels, extreme dehydration, neuro status changes (neurological alterations), and can lead to death or diabetic coma if not immediately treated with IV fluid like 0.9% normal saline.

In this simple nursing video Mike Linares, RN breaks down a complete NCLEX review of DKA, diabetic ketoacidosis and HHS or HHNS (hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic syndrome) useful for Kaplan proctor exams, HESI exit exam and ATI exit exams.

This 7 part video series on endocrine medical surgical adult health nursing is intended to help registered nurse RN students and LPN students with NCLEX memorization tricks. In this video series Michael Linares, RN from Simple Nursing helps explain the nursing pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, causes, pathology, treatment options for various diagnosis, which are expected to know for the NCLEX, HESI, ATI, and Kaplan proctor exams.

For more information on NCLEX endocrine medical surgical nursing topics like Cushings and Addison nursing treatments, diabetes mellitus and insulin onset, peak and duration memory tricks for NCLEX RN and LPN, click here: https://simplenursing.com/nursing-school

Frustrated with boring NCLEX programs “included” in your tuition? Check out the SimpleNursing NCLEX prep mobile app: https://simplenursing.com/free-trial/
– Over 2,000 NCLEX style questions
– Visual in-depth rationales
– 1,200 fun videos & 300 Cheat Sheets covering the most highly tested topics
– Test tips & Memory Tricks included
– 92% pass rate | learn how: https://simplenursing.com/free-trial/

Need help with other difficult nursing school topics?
Click below. We got you covered 🙂
– Fluid & Electrolytes https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3NAm8UHLUnLJSqeCM_EJHXZ685sb67bn
– Heart Failure (CHF) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3NAm8UHLUnLEVzZvkdBX1IWHPg21Jobw
– Myocardial Infarction (MI) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3NAm8UHLUnLLJQsAIsQaHJiOvcLN1cUe
– Addison’s vs. Cushing https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3NAm8UHLUnKT3JBkVTN-hXbyULbPgWz5
– Diabetes Mellitus & DKA vs HHNS https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3NAm8UHLUnKxNrh1HdilzIIH9WM8JrLq
– Cardiomyopathy https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3NAm8UHLUnIeh0g_moaGLzXWiOh3fqdi
– IV Fluids: Hypertonic, Hypotonic & Isotonic https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3NAm8UHLUnIdjUfgMcAE1JIq6Nx29JRX
– Hypertension https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zg95R8H1oo
– Hyperkalemia https://youtu.be/HdG8lqJzWi4
– SIADH vs Diabetes Insipidus https://youtu.be/hKFGGv0E-5A

Follow me on Social Media:
– Subscribe to our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/SimpleNursing
– Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimpleNursing
– Like us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/SimpleNursing

Thanks for tuning in.
Don’t be scared, BE PREPARED!

#DKA #DKAvsHHS #Diabetes #Insulin


About Admin

Check Also


What To Do If Someone Is Having A Diabetic Emergency – First Aid Training – St John Ambulance

A St John Ambulance trainer demonstrates what to look for if someone is having a ...


  1. I came off Keto diet a few weeks ago and since eating carbs I feel like shit. Week and trembly. Could be my insulin be effected and should I go back to keto.

  2. Thank you so much you’re amazing 😉

  3. Ketones do you love me? LOL. thanks for that Mike

  4. Potassium is 10-20 mEq/hr, not mg! Good video otherwise!

  5. Is it good for medical students in india

  6. i think you do assess lungs sound for over hydration right? especially in elderly

  7. You make me lough plus smart. Love you be safe.

  8. I loved this video! so much easier than lecture


  10. Hey Mike, I love your videos! I was wondering with this video is it supposed to be D5W or D50?

  11. Thank You This was very very helpful.

  12. 10:22 Hey Mike, I'm reading articles and seeing ST depression associated with HYPERkalemia. Here, you have it ST elevated? Please clairfy??

  13. Thank you so much for the lecture 👍👍👍👍❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  14. So both are complain thirsty?

  15. That was really helpful thank youuu

  16. your so awesome! great video!

  17. It's ketones not keytones 🙂
    Your videos have come a long way! Keep up the AWESOME

  18. This video has some real world application issues with it.

  19. "What the hell is a 'U wave' ?"
    "Shut up U!"

    Lol! That was funny.

  20. When you started singing… LOL

  21. Very very very helpful. As usual. Thank you so much

  22. Can you please do a playlist on the GI/GU system?

  23. How could anyone thumb down this video? whatever happens to not clicking at all if otherwise?

  24. With these i crossed my fingers im gonna pass ny exam tommorow

  25. Eres tan comico. Me haces reir como una boba. Eres maravilloso. God bless you.

  26. Omg…your videos have come a long way…I graduated 5 years ago as a Valedictorian because of God and these videos;) Passed NCLEX the first time… at that time you wrote everything on a dry erase board…Love you still. Keep up the good work!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *