Achieving Glycemic Control in the Cardiac Care Unit Through an Electronic Glycemic Management System


During this webinar, Linda Currie, a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Cardiac Surgery ICU at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, will discuss how their implementation of EndoTool has significantly improved glycemic control in post-operative cardiac surgery patients. The webinar will reference a study presented at the American Diabetes Association 77th Scientific Sessions, which includes data across 38 months and more than 2,000 patient visits, to describe how the Cardiac ICU significantly decreased time to control while reducing hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia events.

  • Describe glycemic control challenges in cardiac surgery patients.
  • Discuss benefits of implementing an electronic glycemic management system in a post-surgical environment.
  • Understand best practices and change management strategies for optimizing EndoTool in the post-surgical setting.

Linda Currie, RN, MSN, ACNS, CCRN-CSC
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cardiac Surgery ICU, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System