Title

Evaluating the Implementation of the EndoTool Glycemic Control Software System

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1-2018

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare achievement of glycemic control on insulin drips before and after the implementation of EndoTool, a glucose management software system used in a community hospital setting.

Methods: A retrospective chart review was performed of patients on an insulin drip who were managed before and after implementation of the EndoTool software. Fifty patients were selected for each group. Statistical analyses were run to compare metrics gathered between groups.

Results: Patients in the standard care group were on an insulin drip for an average of 23.9 hours compared to 20.9 hours in the EndoTool group (

Conclusion: Analysis of the implementation of EndoTool in the community hospital setting found no statistically significant differences between groups, although rates of hypo- and hyperglycemia showed a trend toward improved safety in the EndoTool group. These results could be attributed to the conservative parameters the hospital set in the initial phase of EndoTool implementation.

Publication Title

Diabetes Spectrum

Volume

31

Issue

1

First Page

26

Last Page

30

Comments

This article was published in Diabetes Spectrum, Volume 31, Issue 1.

The published version is available at https://doi.org/10.2337/ds16-0061.

Copyright © 2018. CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

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