Glucose Management in Noncritical Hospitalized Patients

Hyperglycemic crisis, which includes diabetic ketoacidosis and a hyperosmolar state, is a common diagnosis in hospitalized patients whose admission rates continue to increase despite preventive strategies. Healthcare providers are encouraged to discuss challenges to glycemic control unique to the hospital setting, and share strategies on implementing current guidelines and glycemic targets for ill patients. 

Target Audience

Hospitalists, Internists, Family Practitioners, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Surgeons, Cardiologists, Endocrinologists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Podiatrists and other interested healthcare practitioners.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the impact of glycemic control on clinical outcomes for noncritically ill medical and surgical patients. 
  • Implement current guidelines and glycemic targets for noncritically ill patients. 
  • Execute strategies for safe and effective glycemic control from admission until discharge. 
  • Discuss challenges to glycemic control unique to the hospital setting.  
Additional information
Bibliography: 

Current Diabetes Reports. 13(1):130-7, 2013 Feb. Adult hyperglycemic crisis: a review and perspective, Steenkamp, Devin W. Alexanian, Sara M. McDonnell, Marie E.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Dietitians
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
12/01/2016
Course expires: 
12/01/2018

Archana R. Sadhu, M.D., FACE
Department of Medicine
Director, System Diabetes Management Program                                          
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, Texas

Archana R. Sadhu, M.D., FACE, indicated that neither she nor her spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and she will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in her presentations or discussions.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

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Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Florida Board of Dietitians
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
12/01/2016
Course expires: 
12/01/2018
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