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October/December 2016 - Volume 31 - Issue 4
pp: 299-386,E1-E8


Quality from the Field

Duration: 7:26
Journal: Journal of Nursing Care Quality October/December 2016, Volume 31, Issue 4;
Recent changes in the Surgical Care Improvement Project guideline require blood glucose values be less than 180 mg/dL 18 to 24 hours after anesthesia end time after cardiac surgery. The authors studied 2 groups of patients: the first group of patients was transitioned off IV insulin on postoperative day 1, 24 hours after anesthesia end time, whereas the second group was transitioned off IV insulin on the second day, 48 hours after anesthesia end time. The results showed no statistical differences in outcomes between groups. Watch this video and read the article to learn about the study and evidence they gathered from it.