2022 Stronger - P159 - Proof in the (Sugar-Free) Pudding: Implementing Computerized Insulin Drip Management - On Demand
This project focuses on implementation of a computerized insulin drip management system in the intensive care unit of a community hospital (Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital) affiliated with an academic medical center (Northwestern Memorial Hospital). From go-live in late August 2021 through May 2022, we had 0.6% patient days with hypoglycemia (blood glucose < 70 mg/dL) and zero patient days with severe hypoglycemia (blood glucose < 40 mg/dL). In addition to providing safe insulin dosing, this technology allows greater insight into processes and outcomes in this high-risk workflow — which is instrumental in driving and sustaining continuous improvement.
- Healthcare Quality Professionals
- Other Healthcare Professionals
Explain the advantages of using a computerized system for insulin drip management.
Describe basic outcome and process measures for patient care involving insulin drips.
Brendan Daley, MD, Clinical Quality Leader, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, Lake Forest, IL
Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 ANCC contacts hours.
Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Healthcare Quality Professionals (CPHQ)
This activity is approved by NAHQ® for 0.50 CPHQ CE credits.
Other Healthcare Professionals (General CE Credit)
Vizient, Inc. will award a maximum of 0.50 contact hours to all other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity. These individuals will receive a Certificate of Participation indicating the maximum credits available.
Many state licensing boards and credentialing bodies accept certificates of participation from accredited CE activities to meet CE requirements for license renewals and re-certification. It is the responsibility of the participant to contact their state licensing board and/or certifying body for verification on credit eligibility reciprocity.
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.50 ANCC
- 0.50 CPHQ – Certified Professional Healthcare Quality
- 0.50 General CE – Attendance