This research was conducted to (1) determine the relationship between nurses’ confidence levels using an endocrine order set after educational interventions and experience and (2) measure glycemic control after cardiac surgery with the use of order sets. Findings showed that nurses’ confidence increased with ongoing education and experience. Furthermore, tighter glycemic control was achieved on postoperative days 1 and 2, as the protocol was refined, and as the nurses became more comfortable with its use.
Effects of Education on Nurse Confidence and Cardiac Surgical Glycemic Control
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Lani Destree, Patti Ludwig-Beymer, Mary Vercellino, Amy Rowe; Effects of Education on Nurse Confidence and Cardiac Surgical Glycemic Control. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 October 2013; 24 (4): 362–369. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/NCI.0b013e31829c1dbe
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