The Journal for Nurse Practitioners
The purpose was to assess the differences between subcutaneous basal/bolus and sliding scale insulin protocols in patients admitted with type 2 diabetes on non-critical care units.
A retrospective review of electronic medical records was conducted on a convenience sample of inpatients in a central-city teaching hospital.
The findings were that basal/bolus protocols achieved American Diabetes Association glycemic targets on fasting, mean, and discharge blood glucoses.
This study provided insight into glycemic control and interdisciplinary education needs at this hospital. Evidence revealed that basal/bolus insulin protocols can achieve glycemic targets.
Rymaszewski, Heidi L. and Breakwell, Susan, "A Retrospective Review of Sliding Scale vs. Basal/Bolus Insulin Protocols" (2013). College of Nursing Faculty Research and Publications. 653.
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