Safety and feasibility of an insulin adjustment protocol to maintain blood glucose concentrations within a narrow range in critically ill patients in an Australian level III adult intensive care unit.

@article{Orford2004SafetyAF,
  title={Safety and feasibility of an insulin adjustment protocol to maintain blood glucose concentrations within a narrow range in critically ill patients in an Australian level III adult intensive care unit.},
  author={Neil R. Orford and Peter J Stow and David T. Green and Charlie F Corke},
  journal={Critical care and resuscitation : journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={92-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Recent data have shown a link between normal blood glucose levels and improved outcomes in intensive care patients. We wished to develop an insulin adjustment protocol for an adult intensive care unit to maintain blood glucose concentrations safely within a narrow range. METHODS After a 6 month introductory period, an observational study was conducted during a 10 month period in an Australian level III intensive care unit to assess the safety and feasibility of an insulin adjustment… CONTINUE READING
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