September 1, 2014

Comparative Effectiveness of a Computerized Algorithm Versus a Physician Instituted Protocol to Manage Insulin Infusions After Cardiac Surgery

In by Heather DelCarpini

Comparative Effectiveness of a Computerized Algorithm Versus a Physician Instituted Protocol to Manage Insulin Infusions After Cardiac Surgery Presentation HMO Research Network Conference Publication Clinical Medicine & Research Date April 2014 AUTHORS Deepa Ponnusamy, Veronica Piziak, Sonal Patel, Rhonda Urbanosky BACKGROUND Glucose management after cardiac surgery in our hospital was done using a locally developed paper insulin infusion protocol. Prolonged …

June 15, 2014

Sentara Health System Sees Glycemic Improvement for Hospital Basal Bolus Patients in the First 30 Days Using eGlycemic Management System by Glytec

In by Heather DelCarpini

Sentara Health System Sees Glycemic Improvement for Hospital Basal Bolus Patients in the First 30 Days Using eGlycemic Management System by Glytec Presentation American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Scientific & Clinical Congress American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions Date May 2014 June 2014 Authors Joseph Aloi,1 Paul Chidester,2 Raymie McFarland3 Objective Hospitalized patients who experience hyper/hypoglycemia have been associated with increased …

Mountain States Health Alliance Achieves Dramatic Improvements in Glycemic Control With The eGlycemic Management System By Glytec

In by Heather DelCarpini

Mountain States Health Alliance Achieves Dramatic Improvements in Glycemic Control With The eGlycemic Management System By Glytec Presentation American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions Date June 2014 Authors Raymie McFarland,1 Tamera Parsons,2 Randall Ball,2 Amy Henderson,1 Andrew Rhinehart2 Objective In the last few years, there has been an increased awareness of the importance of inpatient glycemic management and its connection to …

Sentara Health System Prepares for VBP Measure Changes With SCIP Inf-4 by Turning to Patient Centric IV Insulin Dosing Software

In by Heather DelCarpini

Sentara Health System Prepares for VBP Measure Changes With SCIP Inf-4 by Turning to Patient Centric IV Insulin Dosing Software Presentation American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions Date June 2014 Authors Raymie McFarland, Paul Chidester, Joseph Aloi, Stephanie Conner, Susan Schriever Abstract Hyperglycemic control has long been associated with improved in-hospital mortality and morbidity in the cardiac surgical population. Successful experience …

June 6, 2014

Integration and Patient Care Success A Case Study Using an Integrated Glycemic Management System (GMS)

In by Heather DelCarpini

Integration and Patient Care Success: A Case Study Using an Integrated Glycemic Management System (GMS) Presentation American Hospital Association Leadership Summit Date June 2014 Author Paul Chidester Objective Integration of an GMS into 3 different health system EHRs. Evaluate the impact on nursing workflow. Evaluate the effect on glycemic patient care outcomes. Description of the project Sentara Healthcare, Western Tennessee …

Patient Safety Initiative: Reducing Adverse Drug Events (ADE) With an Integrated Electronic Glycemic Management System (GMS)

In by Heather DelCarpini

Patient Safety Initiative: Reducing Adverse Drug Events (ADE) With an Integrated Electronic Glycemic Management System (GMS) Presentation American Hospital Association Leadership Summit Date June 2014 Author Andrew Rhinehart Objective Evaluate an integrated electronic Glycemic Management System (GMS) effect on patient safety by reducing hypoglycemic events. Evaluate electronic GMS effect on glucose variability after a hypoglycemic event as evidenced by reduction …

May 17, 2014

Glytec eGlycemic Management System in Combination With Clinical Surveillance Reduces Hypoglycemia and Can Identify Patients at Risk of Increased Length of Stay in Hospitalized Patients With Diabetic Ketoacidosis

In by Heather DelCarpini

Glytec eGlycemic Management System in Combination With Clinical Surveillance Reduces Hypoglycemia and Can Identify Patients at Risk of Increased Length of Stay in Hospitalized Patients With Diabetic Ketoacidosis Presentation American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Scientific & Clinical Congress Date May 2014 Authors Joseph Aloi,1 Anthony Williams,2 Robby Booth,3 Harry Hebblewhite,3 Raymie McFarland,3 Bruce Bode4 Objective Improving the quality and concomitantly …

October 12, 2012

A Computer Program, Directed by Clinicians for Outpatients, Which Re-adjusts Subcutaneous Multiple Daily Injections (MDI) of Insulin, Achieves an Improvement of 2.6 A1c% Points

In by Heather DelCarpini

A Computer Program, Directed by Clinicians for Outpatients, Which Re-adjusts Subcutaneous Multiple Daily Injections (MDI) of Insulin, Achieves an Improvement of 2.6 A1c% Points Presentation International Hospital Diabetes Meeting Date October 2012 Authors PC Davidson,1 BW Bode,1 HR Hebblewhite,2 R Booth2 PURPOSE This study examines the performance of a computerized algorithm for adjusting subcutaneous basal-bolus MDI insulin regimens for outpatients. …

May 18, 2012

Perioperative Use of the Glucommander for Glucose Control in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery

In by Heather DelCarpini

Perioperative Use of the Glucommander for Glucose Control in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery Presentation International Anesthesia Research Society Annual Meeting and International Science Symposium Date May 2012 Authors Julie Huffmyer, Franziska Blum, Danja Groves, Edward Nemergut Introduction Hyperglycemia is a common perioperative problem in both diabetic and non-diabetic patients undergoing cardiac surgery.1 Perioperative hyperglycemia is associated with increased morbidity and …

October 16, 2010

Use of the Glucommander for Glycemic Control in Cardiac Surgery Patients

In by Heather DelCarpini

Use of the Glucommander for Glycemic Control in Cardiac Surgery Patients Presentation American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting Date October 2010 Authors Julie Huffmyer, Edward Nemergut INTRODUCTION Over the past several years, multiple studies have illustrated the importance of glycemic control in the cardiac surgical patient. Perioperative hyperglycemia has been associated with an increased incidence of infection as well as …

October 12, 2010

A Comparison Study of Continuous Insulin Infusion Protocols in the Medical Intensive Care Unit Computer-Guided Vs. Standard Column-Based Algorithms

In by Heather DelCarpini

A Comparison Study of Continuous Insulin Infusion Protocols in the Medical Intensive Care Unit: Computer-Guided Vs. Standard Column-Based Algorithms Publication Journal of Hospital Medicine Date October 2010 Authors Christopher Newton,1 Dawn Smiley,1 Bruce Bode,2 Abbas Kitabchi,3 Paul Davidson,2 Sol Jacobs,1 R Dennis Steed,5 Frankie Stentz,3 Limin Peng,4 Patrick Mulligan,1 Amado Freire,3 Angel Temponi,1 Guillermo Umpierrez1 ABSTRACT Purpose: To compare the …

June 26, 2010

A Computerized Intravenous Insulin Controller (CIIC) Shows Significantly Less Hypoglycemia Than NICE-SUGAR and Eight Paper Protocols for Intensive Control – 0.3% vs. 12.6%

In by Heather DelCarpini

A Computerized Intravenous Insulin Controller (CIIC) Shows Significantly Less Hypoglycemia Than NICE-SUGAR and Eight Paper Protocols for Intensive Control – 0.3% vs. 12.6% Presentation International Hospital Diabetes Meeting American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions Date May 2010 June 2010 Authors Paul Davidson, R Dennis Steed, Bruce Bode, Harry Hebblewhite Abstract The optimal target BG range for critically ill patients is controversial. …

February 5, 2009

Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Glucommander, a Computer-based Insulin Infusion Method, in Management of Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Children

In by Heather DelCarpini

Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Glucommander, a Computer-based Insulin Infusion Method, in Management of Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Children, and Comparing its Clinical Performance With Manually Titrated Insulin Infusion Publication Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism Date February 2009 Authors Amber Fort,1 Umesh Narsinghani,2 Frank Bowyer1 Abstract The Glucommander is a computer-based system for directing intravenous insulin infusion. Using a …

June 7, 2007

Use of a Computerized Algorithm in Patients Undergoing Cardiovascular Surgery: A Protocol for Tight Glycemic Control

In by Heather DelCarpini

Use of a Computerized Algorithm in Patients Undergoing Cardiovascular Surgery: A Protocol for Tight Glycemic Control Presentation International Conference on Intensive Insulin Therapy for Tight Glycemic Control Date June 2007 Authors Bruce Bode KEY POINTS Hospital protocols to control glucose must be simple and user-friendly. These protocols should allow patients with hyperglycemia to be treated the same, allowing modification and …

August 11, 2006

Financial Implications of Glycemic Control: Results of an Inpatient Diabetes Management Program

In by Heather DelCarpini

Financial Implications of Glycemic Control: Results of an Inpatient Diabetes Management Program Publication Endocrine Practice Date August 2006 Authors Christopher Newton,1 Sandra Young2 Abstract Objectives: (1) To determine the financial implications associated with changes in clinical outcomes resulting from implementation of an inpatient diabetes management program and (2) To describe the strategies involved in the formation of this program. Methods: …