Critical Glucose Control: The Devil Is in the Details

Fahy, Brenda G.; Coursin, Douglas B.
April 2008
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Apr2008, Vol. 83 Issue 4, p394
Academic Journal
The article discusses the control measurement of glucose in critically ill patients using the point-of-care (POC) glucometers. The variability of measurement technique in the intensive care unit (ICU) is mentioned. The variance is examined by comparing three methods of measuring POC glucose with central laboratory values. The measurements consist of blood gas and chemistry analysis of capillary blood obtained by finger stick and arterial blood.


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