In March, clinical quality nurse leaders started receiving hourly updates on any hypoglycemic event greater than 50 that occurred on their units. Having this real-time alert allowed them to be proactive in educating the nursing staff and ultimately prevent further hypoglycemic events from occurring.
The quality team started working with units with the most hypoglycemic events higher than 50. As a result, we saw the number of above-50 hypoglycemic events decrease from 115 in March to 52 in May, based on Vizient metrics.
A collaborative spirit and dedication to excellent patient care have made these efforts and the related gains possible.