Using therapeutic hypothermia (TH) as a method of care can present risks of hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, and blood glucose variability. Maintaining safe glucose levels during the cooling and rewarming phases of TH reduces the risks of adverse events.
Author of “Linking Hypothermia and Hyperglycemia”, Tracey Melhuish will share best practices for optimal glucose control during TH and the success Holy Cross Hospital sees while using a computerized glucose management software.
- Discuss the importance of glycemic control during induced hypothermia.
- Identify best practices for achieving glucose control during the cooling and warming phases.
- Share the experience of using a personalized glucose management software for inpatient glycemic control.
Tracey Melhuish MSN RN CCRN
Clinical Practice Specialist Critical Care & Sepsis Coordinator at Holy Cross Hospital