- April 22, 2016
The Good – Glucose Management Software
This blog series has been used to educate our readers on the importance of knowledge behind inpatient glucose management. In our first blog, we discussed the risks and complications, followed by the best practices recommended by The American Diabetes Association (ADA) and The Joint Commission, and today, we will come full circle with the benefits of inpatient glucose management.
Manifestations of poor glycemic control can be avoided. How? Easy! Ditch those linear, point-to-point, or sliding scale formulas, and get your hands on personalized care via computerized dosing. Numbers don’t lie. Check out the quick facts resulting from the adoption of personalized glucose management software:
- Lower Hypoglycemia Rates: Achieve a 0.016% rate of severe hypoglycemic BG readings (<40 mg/dL) and 0.368% rate of mild hypoglycemic BG readings (< 70 mg/dL).
- Reduce HACs: 61% reduction in hospital acquired conditions.
- Improve Nurse Compliance: 99.3% compliance with protocol.
- Achieve Steady Blood Glucose Reading: Patients on computerized glucose management software average a 129 mg/dL blood glucose level.
- Patients Reach Control: 99.4% of patients on the computerized glucose management software achieve and maintain target goal ranges.
- Less 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.
Download the Inpatient Glucose Management Infographic today!