Navigation Links
Integrated diabetes management program provides rapid improvements in patient care
Date:10/25/2012

Ottawa, October 26, 2012 - In Canada alone, almost 2 million people are known to be living with diabetes. And around a million more have the disease but are not aware of that fact, and have not been given the tools they need to control their blood sugar and safeguard their health. The Heart Institute will be presenting the results of an innovative pilot program on October 29, at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress in Toronto, Canada.

Diabetic patients have a much greater risk of dangerous cardiovascular events, including recurrent heart attacks and development of heart failure. "Patients with diabetes account for a disproportionately high number of hospital inpatients globally. At the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, over 40 percent of all our inpatients are diagnosed with diabetes," reported Bonnie Quinlan, an Advanced Practice Nurse at the Heart Institute.

Heart Institute staff recognized that hospitalization for heart disease provides a valuable opportunity to identify patients with uncontrolled or undiagnosed diabetes and connect them with the care they needsimilar to how the Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation uses hospitalization as a unique opportunity to help smokers quit.

In May of 2011, the Institute rolled out a pilot program to identify and manage every patient with diabetes admitted as an inpatient. The program trained 15 nurses to serve as "diabetes champions" on the wards, led by a newly hired Diabetes Nurse Specialist, Kim Twyman.

These champions in turn provided peer-to-peer training to other nurses, doctors, dietitians, and medical and surgical residents, centered around a new guideline and educational 'tool box' designed to walk staff through the steps to identifying and managing diabetes with every patient. In February 2012, this optional guideline became a mandatory medical directive. By March, the number of patients referred to the diabetes nurse specialist had doubled.

The effort paid o
'/>"/>

Contact: Vincent Lamontagne
vlamontagne@ottawaheart.ca
613-899-6760
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Serious games could be integrated into surgical training subject to validation
2. Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety: The Path to a Safer PCA Pump - Improving Patient Safety with Integrated Capnography
3. Integrated Services Becomes Preferred Rental Provider for Rural/Metro Corporation
4. Offenders need integrated, on-going, mental health care
5. Qualicode and CellTrak Deliver Integrated Mobile Scheduling and Health Record Solution
6. Foot Ulcers Tied to Increased Death Risk for People With Diabetes
7. Stop diabetes with insulin tablets
8. Belly Fat Adds to Diabetes Risk in Obese Adults, Study Finds
9. Aerobic Exercise Cuts Kids Diabetes Risk: Study
10. Bariatric surgery substantially reduces the risk of diabetes
11. Leading stem cell scientists to focus on diabetes, eye diseases at Cedars-Sinai symposium
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/22/2014)... The Sports Conflict Institute is pleased to announce ... of conflict resolution professionals. Baroff comes to SCI as an ... over 30 years experience as an arbitrator, educator, and ombuds ... connect with SCI and bring my conflict resolution skills and ... a complete sports focus,” says Baroff. , “Roy has a ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... JOSE, Calif. (PRWEB) November 22, 2014 ... security applications was announced today which safely detects ... using high frequency radio waves. Developed by RHT ... images and hosts broad applications in other areas ... addition to security. , Using high frequency radio ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... “Greenfield Naturals” was featured on NewsWatch as part ... the latest and coolest technology products available to consumers. ... conducted the product review and shared with viewers how ... , From pollution to hazardous substances in water, harmful ... to remove these chemicals, especially in water. , A ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... A Xarelto lawsuit has been filed on behalf ... million in damages from the makers and marketers of the ... the woman began using Xarelto in March 2012 and used ... she suffered life-threatening bleeding in July 2012 and as a ... emotional distress. The lawsuit purports that the woman’s injuries are ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... Many young people consider hookahs a hip and safer ... from the water pipes contain the toxin benzene. ... leukemia in prior research, according to a scientific team ... Biomarkers & Prevention . "In contrast to what ... alternative to smoking other forms of tobacco," study author ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:SCI Announces New Team Member Roy Baroff 2Health News:SCI Announces New Team Member Roy Baroff 3Health News:RHT SpectraSafe announces a Radical New Airport Security Technology that Is More Effective, Less Invasive 2Health News:An Easy Home Solution to Get Better Tasting Water was Featured on NewsWatch Television on October 30, 2014 2Health News:Xarelto Lawsuit News: Woman Seeks $10 Million in Damages For Alleged Bleeding Side-Effect Due To Xarelto Use 2Health News:Xarelto Lawsuit News: Woman Seeks $10 Million in Damages For Alleged Bleeding Side-Effect Due To Xarelto Use 3Health News:Xarelto Lawsuit News: Woman Seeks $10 Million in Damages For Alleged Bleeding Side-Effect Due To Xarelto Use 4Health News:Hookahs Deliver Toxic Benzene in Every Puff, Study Shows 2
... 22, 2009 High cholesterol levels are considered to ... including stroke, but also for the development of Alzheimer,s ... been developed in recent years. In addition to the ... the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, and her co-investigators ...
... WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass., June 22 Joseph F. Finn, ... has focused on developing GCS-100 for treatment of three ... and diffuse large B cell lymphoma ("DLBCL"). In ... agent in CLL and in combination with existing therapy ...
... Governor & First Lady,s Medals for Service, Join CaliforniaVolunteers ... and Participate in Conference,s Opening General Session , ... Maria Shriver will continue her dedication to encouraging all ... first annual Governor and First Lady,s Medals for Service, ...
... With changes in the nation,s healthcare system looming and overall ... for debut at the Wynn Las Vegas this November has ... into alternative careers. The Medical Fusion conference ( ... that is tapping into the growing frustration of physicians practicing ...
... patient education programs. , , NEW YORK, ... industry, building relationships directly with patients is a ... research tool allows pharmaceutical marketers to identify all ... to prioritize and optimize those interactions. The ...
... animals and humans, study finds , MONDAY, June ... aureus (MRSA) infections between pets and humans are ... the skin, soft-tissue and surgical infections, say researchers ... "Pet owners are often unaware of the potential ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Prospect Therapeutics Inc.'s GCS-100 Has Focused on Developing Treatment for Three Blood-Borne Cancers 2Health News:First Lady Michelle Obama and California First Lady Maria Shriver Kick Off 2009 National Conference on Volunteering & Service with Playground Service Project 2Health News:First Lady Michelle Obama and California First Lady Maria Shriver Kick Off 2009 National Conference on Volunteering & Service with Playground Service Project 3Health News:First Lady Michelle Obama and California First Lady Maria Shriver Kick Off 2009 National Conference on Volunteering & Service with Playground Service Project 4Health News:First Lady Michelle Obama and California First Lady Maria Shriver Kick Off 2009 National Conference on Volunteering & Service with Playground Service Project 5Health News:Physician Dissatisfaction Leads to New Medical Conference 2Health News:Physician Dissatisfaction Leads to New Medical Conference 3Health News:Data Development Worldwide Helps Pharmaceutical Marketers Optimize Relationship Marketing to Patients 2Health News:A Pet's Bite Can Pass on MRSA 2
(Date:11/21/2014)... 2014  The acceptance of two abstracts on ... Congress demonstrates continued interest in the Eclipse System, ... control. One of the abstracts, presented by Catherine ... of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at the ... Best Written Abstract on Urogynecology/Pelvic Floor Disorders/Vaginal Surgery. ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... , Nov. 20, 2014 Oxis International, Inc. ... , the election of Anthony J. Cataldo as ... Effective November 19, 2014, Ken Eaton ... the Board of Directors of Oxis International, Inc. to pursue ... has been named Chief Executive Officer of Oxis International, Inc. ...
(Date:11/18/2014)... Mass. , Nov. 18, 2014  NxStage ... ), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis ... new  Streamline® Express dialyzer for the in-center, ... tubing set, which is designed to reduce the ... to reduce the number of touch point contamination ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:LIFE Study Prominently Featured at Minimally Invasive Gynecology Conference 2LIFE Study Prominently Featured at Minimally Invasive Gynecology Conference 3OXIS International, Inc. announces Changes in Management Team 2OXIS International, Inc. announces Changes in Management Team 3NxStage Launches New Streamline Express Dialyzer With Pre-attached Blood Tubing Set 2
... N.Y., Sept. 1, 2011 VirtualScopics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... for clinical trials, announced today it has been invited ... Investment Conference. The conference will be held at the ... 11-13, 2011. The presentation by VirtualScopics, Chief ...
... Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC ) announced ... 2011 fourth quarter dividend of $0.1125 per share. This dividend ... as of September 16, 2011. ... a leading worldwide manufacturer and provider of medical technologies and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:VirtualScopics to Present at Rodman & Renshaw Annual Global Investment Conference 2VirtualScopics to Present at Rodman & Renshaw Annual Global Investment Conference 3
... has been manufacturing the Anne Klein brand ... eyewear collections are designed for an all-female ... Anne Klein eyewear identifies herself with the ... career woman who is image-conscious and quality-conscious ...
... eyewear designs with children in mind, making ... and stay-put cable temples. Its not surprising ... Research as the best selling childrens collection ... so popular is its ability to keep ...
... frame mounting technology has redefined rimless collections ... taper at the end of each frame ... of the bushing that mounts within the ... a secure fit is created that far ...
... In 1993, Kate Spade entered the accessories world ... fabric. Since then, she has taken her simple ... accessory brand. Clean, modern shapes, a nod to ... element of surprise are the fundamental principles of ...
Medicine Products: