Patients with a primary or secondary diagnosis of diabetes present unique challenges during an inpatient hospital stay to treat an acute or chronic illness. Upon review of current hospital practice, an interprofessional team embarked on a performance improvement project to improve outcomes for the complex medical-surgical diabetic patient. The methods detailed herein—a comprehensive education plan, preceptorship and peer accountability, active engagement and support by the unit nursing leadership team, and interprofessional collaboration—offer strategies any organization can implement to positively impact diabetes care.
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Najarian, J., Bartman, K., Kaszuba, J., & Lynch, C. (2013). Improving glycemic control in the acute care setting through nurse education. Journal of Vascular Nursing, 3(4), 150-157. doi:10.1016/j.jvn.2013.04.004.
Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism | Medical Education | Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing | Perioperative, Operating Room and Surgical Nursing
Patient Care Services / Nursing