December 10, 2019

Reducing Critical Hypoglycemia Through Quality Improvement Initiatives and Implementation of an eGlycemic Management System

In by Heather DelCarpini

Reducing Critical Hypoglycemia Through Quality Improvement Initiatives and Implementation of an eGlycemic Management System Presentation IHI National For​um on Quality Improvement in Health Care Date December 2019 Authors Debra Dudley,1 Gam Narapanya,2 Michael Yurso,2 Mary Gaines,3 Jennifer Crowe,3 AIM Reduce critical hypoglycemia (blood glucose <40 mg/dL) among hospitalized patients within two years. BACKGROUND On average, one of every three hospitalized …

Technology-Enabled Glycemic Management Leads to Reductions in Variation and Increased Use of Basal Bolus Regimens for Subcutaneous Insulin Therapy

In by Heather DelCarpini

Technology-Enabled Glycemic Management Leads to Reductions in Variation and Increased Use of Basal Bolus Regimens for Subcutaneous Insulin Therapy Presentation IHI National For​um on Quality Improvement in Health Care Date December 2019 Authors Susan M. De Abate,1 H. Courtenay Harrison, Jr.,1 Jordan Messler,2 AIM Decrease clinical practice variation for glycemic management and increase the number of insulin-requiring patients treated with …

January 1, 2018

Safely Converting an Entire Academic Medical Center From Sliding Scale to Basal Bolus Insulin via Implementation of the eGlycemic Management System

In by Heather DelCarpini

Safely Converting an Entire Academic Medical Center From Sliding Scale to Basal Bolus Insulin via Implementation of the eGlycemic Management System Publication Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology Date January 2018 Authors Rosalina Newsom,1 Christopher Patty,1 Emma Camarena,1 Regina Sawyer,1 Raymie McFarland,2 Thomas Gray,1 Melanie Mabrey2 ABSTRACT Objective: Hyperglycemia is common in the inpatient setting and providers frequently rely on …

June 11, 2017

Safely Converting From Sliding Scale to Basal Bolus Insulin Across an Entire Medical Center via Implementation of the eGlycemic Management System

In by Heather DelCarpini

Safely Converting From Sliding Scale to Basal Bolus Insulin Across an Entire Medical Center via Implementation of the eGlycemic Management System Presentation American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions Date June 2017 Authors Rosalina Newsom, Christopher Patty, Emma Camarena, Thomas Gray, Regina Sawyer, Brian Brown, Raymie McFarland BACKGROUND Hyperglycemia affects up to 40% of hospitalized patients and is associated with poor outcomes, …

February 26, 2015

Improvement in Inpatient Glycemic Care Pathways to Quality

In by Heather DelCarpini

Improvement in Inpatient Glycemic Care: Pathways to Quality Publication Current Diabetes Reports Date February 2015 Authors Joseph Aloi, Christopher Mulla, Jagdeesh Ullal, David Lieb Abstract The management of inpatient hyperglycemia is a focus of quality improvement projects across many hospital systems while remaining a point of controversy among clinicians. The association of inpatient hyperglycemia with suboptimal hospital outcomes is accepted …

December 17, 2014

Tides of Change Improving Glucometrics in a Large Multihospital Health Care System

In by Heather DelCarpini

Tides of Change: Improving Glucometrics in a Large Multihospital Health Care System Publication Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology Date December 2014 Authors Christopher Mulla,1 David Lieb,2 Raymie McFarland,3 Joseph Aloi2 Introduction This study explores the relationship between education for inpatient diabetes providers and the utilization of insulin order sets, inpatient glucometrics, and length of stay in a large health …

April 5, 2014

Effectively Identifying the Inpatient With Hyperglycemia to Increase Patient Care and Lower Costs

In by Heather DelCarpini

Effectively Identifying the Inpatient With Hyperglycemia to Increase Patient Care and Lower Costs Publication Hospital Practice Date April 2014 Authors Melanie Mabrey,1 Raymie McFarland,2 Sandra Young,3 Penny Cooper,1 Paul Chidester,4 Andrew Rhinehart5 Abstract Recent years have seen an increased focus on merging quality care and financial results. This focus not only extends to the inpatient setting but also is of …

May 2, 2008

Use of a Computerized Intravenous Insulin Algorithm Within a Nurse-Directed Protocol for Patients Undergoing Cardiovascular Surgery

In by Heather DelCarpini

Use of a Computerized Intravenous Insulin Algorithm Within a Nurse-Directed Protocol for Patients Undergoing Cardiovascular Surgery Publication Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology Date May 2008 Authors Paul Davidson,1 R Dennis Steed,2 Bruce Bode,1 Harry Hebblewhite,1 Louis Prevosti,3 Vasundhara Cheekati4 Abstract Background: Several studies have shown the benefits of tight glycemic control in intensive care unit. A large hospital became …

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: …