The Clinical Center's blood glucose management service: a story in quality integrated care.

Abstract

PURPOSE Blood glucose management in the inpatient setting has been shown to be crucial to patient outcomes. As the evidence develops to determine best clinical practices for achieving inpatient glycemic goals, the Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health has implemented a streamlined multidisciplinary approach to managing blood glucose levels for hospitalized patients. The purpose of this article is to describe the blood glucose management service at the Clinical Center. CONCLUSION The blood glucose management service has established a consistent plan of care for diabetes management that has gained acceptance among staff and patients and improved safety and patient outcomes. This plan of care has been applied across various nursing units that serve patient populations on clinical research trials investigating common and rare diseases and treating patients from the United States and around the world.

DOI: 10.1177/0145721711430355

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@article{Feigenbaum2012TheCC, title={The Clinical Center's blood glucose management service: a story in quality integrated care.}, author={Kathryn Feigenbaum and Pamela G Brooks and Christine E Chamberlain and Elaine K. Cochran and Allison Adams-McLean and Rana Malek and David M. Harlan}, journal={The Diabetes educator}, year={2012}, volume={38 2}, pages={194-206} }