Successful utilization of a computer-guided glucose management system for a Surgical Care Improvement Project at a tertiary care hospital

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Use of a computerized software program improves quality and safety

Decreased Time to Control

The computerized IV insulin infusion software brought hyperglycemic patients to a glucose of 180 mg/dl within 3.5 hours

Reduced Hypoglycemia Events

There was minimal hypoglycemia with only 0.86% of the values < 70 mg/dl and 0.02% < 40mg/dl

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SCIP Improvement

SCIP improvement began at 88% in 2008 and reached 99% in 2011

HAC Reduction

Hospital-acquired conditions reduced by 61% in 3 years

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Presented at the

73rd Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association

by Robert J. Tanenberg, MD; Sandra D. Hardee, PharmD; Herbert G. Garrison, MD; and Joseph R. Elbeery MD, at the East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine and Vidant Medical Center, in Greenville, NC