How Big of a Problem Is Glycemic Control and What Is the Best Way to Handle It?

Marshall, Adriene
March 2011
Pulmonary Reviews;Mar2011, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p17
The article reports on the understated receiving of continuous insulin infusions by intensive care unit (ICU) patients with hypoglycemia and the strategies to maintain glycemic control. Based on studies, insulin is a high risk medication and its safe administration is imperative for all health care institutions. It is shown that intensive glucose control improves critically ill patients, although evidence is lacking as to its best administration, and that protocols may need to be evaluated for the ICU population.


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