Where can IV insulin therapy protocols be found online?

Updated: Nov 06, 2018
  • Author: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Numerous other intravenous insulin protocols have been successfully implemented and are in use. More than 20 different protocols are known, representing variations of that core group. [16] As may be expected, they vary in complexity and instructions. A repository of many of these protocols are available for review as part of the Society of Hospital Medicine Web site which includes both published (peer-reviewed) and unpublished protocols. In addition, the reader should also be aware that their are computerized intravenous insulin progams available for purchase. These can be integrated into the electronic health record system and/or order entry menu, therefore eliminating the need for paper or printed protocols. Experience with this approach has been favorable, but limited. Available programs include The Glucommander PlusTM program [17] , GlucoStabilizerTM program, [18] and the EndoTool® program. [19]


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