Management of the hyperglycemic inpatient: tips, tools, and protocols for the clinician.
Hosp Pract (Minneap). 2011 Apr;39(2):40-6
Authors: Vinik R, Clements J
Inpatient hyperglycemia is increasingly recognized as a contributor to in-hospital complications and prolonged hospital stays. Protocols to assist in management of hyperglycemia are becoming more widely used and have been shown to improve outcomes for hyperglycemic patients. In this article, several evidence-based protocols are reviewed for use by hospital-based clinicians, both for subcutaneous and intravenous insulin. Clinicians should consider implementing protocols for hyperglycemia management in the inpatient setting.
PMID: 21576896 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]