Complimentary Live Webinar
Thursday, November 21st, 2019
12:00 pm EST
Despite once being labeled a “never” event, hypoglycemia continues to pose a patient safety issue across hospitals. According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, 6% to 7% of patients have glucose values in the hypoglycemic range (<70 mg/dL), putting the patient at risk for severe complications. Taking steps to reduce hypoglycemia in the inpatient setting, first and foremost prevents patients harm, but also increases patient satisfaction, reduces the cost of care, and prevents a longer length of stay.
During this webinar, Lucille Hughes, DNP, MSN/Ed, CDE, BC-ADM, FAADE and Dr. Patrick Burgess, inventor of EndoTool, will discuss the common causes for inpatient hypoglycemia, focusing on the timing of blood glucose checks and insulin delivery, and initiatives that can be taken to reduce hypoglycemia.
- List several root causes of hypoglycemia in the inpatient settings
- Understand how timing of blood glucose monitoring and insulin delivery impacts the risk of hypoglycemia
- Discuss several strategies that can improve timing of blood glucose monitoring and insulin delivery
- Describe each team member’s role in reducing hypoglycemia in the inpatient setting
Who Should Attend: Healthcare professionals involved in glycemic management, including Physicians, Endocrinologists, Medication Safety Officers, Pharmacy Directors, Chief Medical Officers, Chief Nursing Officers, Chief Quality Officers, Heads of Diabetes or Glycemic Care, and Certified Diabetes Educators.
Lucile Hughes, DNP, MSN/Ed, CDE, BC-ADM, FAADE
Director of Diabetes Education
South Nassau Communities Hospital
Patrick Burgess, MD, PhD
Inventor of EndoTool