According to the Portland protocol for IV insulin therapy, how are patients transitioned from the ICU?

Updated: Nov 06, 2018
  • Author: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Transition to floor (ward) from ICU is as follows:

  • All hyperglycemic patients - Within 3 days of operation or ICU admission or those eating less than 50% of a regular diet

  • Nondiabetic patients - Need for insulin after transfer 3 days postoperative and admission HgbA1c is greater than 6% (diabetes workup)

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