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A performance improvement project was initiated to increase the Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) glucose measure compliance. Order sets were modified to standardize glucose monitoring frequency and initiate insulin infusions. A previous practice of double documentation (manual and glucose meter interface documentation) were abstracted as 2 separate results. When glucose interfacting became an option, the practice of manual entries did not stop. The use of manually documented results for decisions failue to prompt interface confirmation; non-validated results do not interface. The plan: implement order set changes; eliminate manual documentation; and rely on interfaced measures to make clinical decisions.
patient care, blood glucose, documentation
Fradette, Melissa, "Improving SCIP-4 Glucose Measures" (2015). Nursing Posters. 46.