Pediatric DKA

Case Summary

4 year old boy who has been unwell for a week with vomiting. He is found to have severe DKA. He subsequently develops cerebral edema. Due to ongoing vomiting, aspiration, and hypoxia he then requires intubation. Challenges include managing the protected intubation and optimizing peri-intubation course for the acidotic child.


The following slides are deliberately “view only” (since they are the master slides). To use them – you simply need to copy and paste the slides you would like to use into your own, new Google Slides Document.

How can you make your Virtual Resus Room using these slides?
  1. Click on link for Room
  2. This will open in a new tab as a “View Only” Google Slide document
  3. Google Slide -> File -> Make a copy -> Entire presentation
  4. Copy document pops up. Name case. Press Ok.
    • Name slide set something generic like “Room A” so it doesn’t contain spoilers when you share with your learners!
  5. This will open new tab as your editable Google Slide document
  6. File -> Version History -> Name Current Version -> “Unused Room”
    • This will save this untouched version of the room before the case starts (See “Resetting Room after Case” in “Running the Sim”:)
Case Written By:

Dr. Robyn Shafer & Dr. Sarah Foohey, modified from a case written by Dr. Nick Clarridge.

Note: A different version of the case that has been modified from the ALIEM EMReSCu Sim curriculum can be found here.

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