Diabetic ketoacidosis critical care pathway implementation: Incorporation into EMR significantly decreases length of stay

Christopher Martin, Zeke J. McKinney, Daniel Hoody, Lisa Fish

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Abstract

Objective: We discuss the implementation and outcomes of a diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) critical care pathway (CCP) at a 462-bed teaching hospital. Methods: A multi-disciplinary team implemented a DKA CCP that was translated into 3 computerized physician order entry (CPOE) order sets corresponding to the phases of DKA care. Historical and postintervention data were obtained via automated queries of the electronic medical record (EMR) and further analyzed by manual chart review. Results: Average length of stay decreased from 104.3 to 72.9 hours (P = .0003) after implementation of a DKA CCP. Conclusion: Outcome data supports the use of a DKA CCP at our institution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)673-678
Number of pages6
JournalEndocrine Practice
Volume22
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2016

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