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AACN Advanced Critical Care:
doi: 10.1097/NCI.0b013e31829c1dbe

Effects of Education on Nurse Confidence and Cardiac Surgical Glycemic Control

Destree, Lani RN, MS, CNS, CDE, ADM-BC; Ludwig-Beymer, Patti RN, PhD, CTN, NEA-BC; Vercellino, Mary RN, MSN, ACNS-BC, CWON; Rowe, Amy RN, BSN, CCRN

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This research was conducted to (1) determine the relationship between nurses' confidence levels using an endocrine order set after educational interventions and experience and (2) measure glycemic control after cardiac surgery with the use of order sets. Findings showed that nurses' confidence increased with ongoing education and experience. Furthermore, tighter glycemic control was achieved on postoperative days 1 and 2, as the protocol was refined, and as the nurses became more comfortable with its use.

© 2013 American Association of Critical–Care Nurses


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