Implementation of Subcutaneous Insulin Use in the Emergency Department

Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2017

This program will study the treatment guidelines regarding use of subcutaneous insulin administration for children with type 1 diabetes who present to the emergency department (ED) with mild diabetic ketoacidosis or hyperglycemia without acidosis. Currently, some children may be admitted to the hospital when they could potentially be managed at home. The development of a Children’s Emergency Department quality improvement guideline is expected to lead to the standardization of care and may result in decreased resource utilization, improved health care outcomes and reduced economic burden on families.