Congratulations to our first wards to complete ThinkGlucose training – well done to all staff who completed the training.
A toolkit providing a package of tried and tested resources to improve awareness of patients with diabetes. Implementation of ThinkGlucose improves patient experience and quality of care.
ThinkGlucose is delivered predominantly by diabetes specialist nurses in a series of modules which can be taught in 2 one day sessions or negotiated alternatives considered.
In addition to educating and training front-line nursing staff ThinkGlucose brings together hospital diabetes teams with colleagues in patient safety, clinical governance, surgical and medical specialities across the hospital to deliver improved effective efficient and patient friendly care.
The NHS teams who contributed to the development of ThinkGlucose reported:
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Improving care for patients with diabetes needs a whole team approach. The whole team needs to engage and have a conversation which includes diabetes management when people with diabetes are admitted to UHL.
Nursing staff need to put into practice what they have learnt during ThinkGlucose training.
You need to ensure that your medical team are reviewing diabetes control, treatment and titrating appropriately. Medical teams need to be familiar with guidelines and protocols for managing diabetes emergencies, intravenous insulin and peri-operative care.
Junior doctors need to participate in educational opportunities relating to inpatient diabetes care. We recognise that in order to make a significant impact on quality of diabetes care for inpatients we need to provide resources for both nursing and medical staff and so we have appointed an OOPE Clinical Fellow to develop an educational toolkit for junior doctors focusing on inpatient diabetes care. You will hear more about this in coming year.
Written by Dr Kath Higgins - Diabetes Consultant UHL