Protocols/Orders Hypo and Hyperglycemia - Utilization

Can hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia pre-printed protocols/orders be used for meeting DSDF.4 EP.2.b “plans for the treatment of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia are established for each patient?”

Yes, pre-printed protocols/order sets can be used; however, they need to be individualized per patient if the clinical condition dictates or changes, such as patient receiving steroids who is then tapered off or an elderly patient becomes combative with blood glucose at 79 mg/dl rather than a blood glucose level at 69 mg/dL.
Last updated on April 11, 2016
Manual: Advanced DSC - Inpatient Diabetes
Chapter: Delivering or Facilitating Clinical Care DSDF

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