According to the Georgia Hospital Association protocol for IV insulin therapy, which conditions merit physician notification?

Updated: Nov 06, 2018
  • Author: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Notify a physician if the following is observed:

  • Blood glucose level is less than 60 mg/dL for 2 consecutive measurements.

  • Blood glucose level reverts back to more than 200 mg/dL for 2 consecutive measurements.

  • Insulin requirements exceed 24 U/h.

  • The patient’s K+ level drops to less than 4.

  • Continuous enteral feedings, total parenteral nutrition, or intravenous insulin infusion is stopped or interrupted.


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