What are factors in the success of an IV insulin therapy protocol?

Updated: Nov 06, 2018
  • Author: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Nursing input and acceptance are especially important in the success of an insulin protocol. The need for and complexity of bedside calculation of insulin doses may sway the choice between printed protocols to those with columnar schedules (no calculation required) or to computerized protocols where calculations are performed automatically as part of the program. No one protocol fits all patients, and some institutions are better served with more than one protocol.


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