by Cathy Parkes October 22, 2019 Updated: September 15, 2021
Glucagon is a hyperglycemic agent used to treat severe hypoglycemia when a patient is unable to take oral glucose (e.g., unconscious patient). Administer via IM or IV. Provide food as soon as patient is able to safely swallow.
HINT: When the glucose is all GONE, take glucagon.
To learn more about hypoglycemia, check out our video on diabetes complications.
Incidence vs. Prevalence:
Incidence is the number of NEW cases of disease/injury in a population during a period of time.
Prevalence is the number of ALL cases (new and pre-existing) of disease/injury in a population during a period of time