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Achieving tight glycemic control with new technology: the role of the advanced practice nurse.
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PMID:  23042465     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Cardiac surgery remains one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the world. Intensive insulin therapy has shown to reduce infection in patients undergoing open-heart surgery and is considered standard of care. New technologies are available to achieve and maintain recommended blood glucose goals. These include computer-driven intensive insulin protocols (vs paper-based algorithms) and continuous blood glucose monitors. Managing tight glucose control in cardiac surgery patients has been shown to decrease costs in terms of measurable outcomes including infection, mortality, and length of stay. The advanced practice nurse is uniquely qualified to implement new technologies and can be instrumental in increasing compliance with clinical practice guidelines while decreasing hospital costs.
Soo J Howell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dimensions of critical care nursing : DCCN     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1538-8646     ISO Abbreviation:  Dimens Crit Care Nurs     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211489     Medline TA:  Dimens Crit Care Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  322-9     Citation Subset:  N    
Soo J. Howell, BS, ACNP-BC, is an acute care nurse practitioner for the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. The author has more than 7 years' telemetry and cardiothoracic intensive care experience.
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