Inpatient Glucose Management: Part 3

Glucose Management Software

This blog series has been used to educate our readers on inpatient glucose management. In part 1, we explored the risks and complications, and in part 2, we explored best practices recommended by the American Diabetes Association and The Joint Commission. In this post, we will come full circle with the benefits of inpatient glucose management software.

Manifestations of poor glycemic control can be avoided. How? Ditch those linear, point-to-point or sliding scale formulas and get your hands on personalized care via computerized dosing software. Numbers don’t lie. Check out the quick facts resulting from the adoption of the EndoTool Glucose Management System:

  • Lower hypoglycemia rates –  0.016% rate of severe hypoglycemia <40 mg/dL and 0.368% rate of overall hypoglycemia <70 mg/dL (blood glucose readings)
  • Reduced hospital-acquired conditions – 61% reduction in hospital-acquired conditions
  • Improved nurse compliance – 99.4% compliance with dosing recommendations
  • Average blood glucose – 129 mg/dL average blood glucose level
  • Glucose control – 99.4% of patients achieve and maintain target goal ranges
  • Reduced time to control – 2.75 hours to control (versus national rates of 4-9 hours)

While staying in the hospital creates the potential for risks and complications, the solution for prevention is out there and available. If you are thinking of taking a step towards computerized dose recommendations, you are advancing in the right direction.