This resource room is designed to enhance the efficiency and reliability of your quality improvement efforts. The elements are based on well-proven principles of quality improvement, personal experiences, and evidence-based medicine. Using the methods, tools, and information provided in the resource room will help you close the gap between known best practices and common, often sub-optimal, methods for caring for the inpatient with hyperglycemia.
Learn how "sweet" SHM's Glucometrics Reports are and how to benchmark your hospital against other Glycemic Control Program participants. Track your performance through the Electronic Quality Improvement Program (eQUIPS) or join the Glycemic Control Mentored Implementation (GCMI) Program, which leads institutions through the process of implementing the principles outlined in this toolkit. SHM is now accepting applications to the Fall 2014 GCMI Program.
The Glycemic Control Resource Room will enable you to implement effective regimens and protocols that optimize glycemic control and minimize hypoglycemia in your institution by providing you with information on:
You will also have access to:
Why Should You Act?
- Hyperglycemia is associated with poor outcomes in a broad range of hospitalized patients, and several studies demonstrate improved outcomes with improved glycemic control.1
- Hospitalization presents a frequently missed opportunity to diagnose diabetes, identify those at risk for diabetes, and to optimize the care of patients with diabetes via education and medical therapy.2, 4
- Despite authoritative guidelines and effective methods to achieve good glycemic control safely, poor glycemic control, suboptimal medication regimens, incomplete patient education, and uneven communication with outpatient care providers are prevalent problems in medical centers.3, 4
Fundamental Principle for Glycemic Control
Insulin infusion or physiologic subcutaneous insulin regimens that are tailored to the patient's nutritional status and other factors are the best ways to control hyperglycemia in the hospital. The implementation of such regimens can only be safe and effective in improving glycemic control when achieved with a multidisciplinary team.
Glycemic Control Case Study:
Read about Sutter Health Network's, "Implementing New Order Sets and Advancing Glucose Control"