Management of Inpatient Hyperglycemia and the Important Role of Discharge Planning– Uncontrolled hyperglycemia in hospitialized patients is a significant problem causing increased rates of morbidity and mortality. Therefore, it is important that healthcare professionals have a clear understanding of the causes and implications of hyperglycemia as well as an understanding of how to manage hyperglycemia in hospitalized patients. Transition to the outpatient setting is often overlooked for hospitalized patients leaving many confused and in poor control. Evidence suggests that there is a close correlation between strict blood glucose control and a reduction in long-term complications.
Describe the relationship between hyperglycemia and poor outcomes in hospitalized patients.
Identify the current targets for glycemic control in hospitalized patients.
Describe the methods of managing hyperglycemia in hospitalized patients.
Describe the disadvantages of using sliding scale insulin alone in managing hyperglycemia in hospitalized patients.
Outline a strategy to effectively transition patients with hyperglycemia out of the hospital that promotes effective self-management.
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