Hyperglycemia occurs in > 30% of hospitalized patients and up to 40% in surgical patients. Blood glucose levels are uniquely affected by surgical stress and anesthesia and many of those affected do not have diabetes. How teams manage glycemic levels in the perioperative setting is critical. Technology is a key tool in the strategy of obtaining optimal glycemic management.
When patients are under surgical care, there is no time to spare for second guessing. Learn how technology can directly influence the safety of patients with diabetes and glycemic events in the perioperative setting.
Define goals for glycemic management for the surgical patient
Identify the challenges of glycemic control
Create a preoperative diabetes medication management plan
Identify when glycemic management is best served using insulin infusion
Identify when glycemic management is best served utilizing subcutaneous injections
Recognize which patient populations are at high risk for hypoglycemia and develop prevention strategies
Develop a management plan for transition to the outpatient setting