Session: SUN 839-872-Diabetes & Obesity Management
Poster Board SUN-861
Method: Hypoglycemia protocol based on ADA formula 15 was designed and made available in each department. Hypo kit with its checklist including Glucose tablet, 25 % Dextrose, Injection Glucagon was made available in each department and nurses are trained to manage hypoglycemia at the earliest, at first sight that is to be the first responder of hypoglycemia. Persistent training of nurses (functional and on job training) along with cent percent reporting of all hypoglycemia was done to diabetes nurse educator through quality flash matrix (QF is a tracker where the clinical performance indicators are monitored round the clock in the hospital).
Result: In comparison to last 2 years significant higher number hypoglycemia cases in year 2012 was managed by nurses through adherence in following Max hypoglycemia protocol (p>0.05; Z-test for proportion).
Conclusion: Nurses driven management, reporting, recording and documentation of hypoglycemia through a stream of speciality nurse- Diabetes Nurse Educator can add value and enhance the quality of nursing care delivered to diabetic patient. Theses speciality nurse role can further extended in insulin titration of in hospital patients also. Empowering nurses will enhance clinical excellence improving patient care.
Nothing to Disclose: SJ, NMT, AJ, MS, SW
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