Diabetes Action Council Updated Hyperglycemia Order Set

For All Providers, Nurses and Pharmacy

As of Tuesday, Oct. 13, the Diabetes Action Council updated the Hyperglycemia order set to improve patient safety and monitor glucose more closely. As a result, there is an additional, one-time bedside glucose at night for patients transitioning from insulin infusion to a subcutaneous insulin regimen in the first 24 hours. Nurses will need to notify the ordering provider if the blood glucose is below 70 mg/dL or greater than 300 mg/dL.

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