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Successful Implementation of a Perioperative Glycemic Control Protocol in Cardiac Surgery: Barrier Analysis and Intervention Using Lean Six Sigma

Table 1

CSICU glucose protocol timeline.

Phase and DatePrimary interventionStudy period

BaselineNursing assessment via survey. Measure admission glucose level in CSICU1/8/03–6/27/03

Phase 1 (7/25/03)OR protocol (begin insulin for glucose >180 mg/dL)*8/15/03–11/29/03

Phase 2 (12/15/03)CSICU nursing education and implementation of new CSICU glycemic control protocol1/12/04–4/15/04

Phase 3 (5/1/05)OR protocol (begin insulin for glucose >150 mg/dL)*5/15/05–8/12/05

Phase 4 (9/1/05)Introduction of revised CSICU protocol10/7/05–12/31/05

Phase 5 (2/1/06)OR protocol (begin insulin for glucose >120 mg/dL)*2/16/06–6/15/06

Final (11/1/06)OR protocol (begin insulin for glucose >100 mg/dL)*2/19/07–3/31/07

*Goal admission glucose <200 mg/dL.

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