Sustainability of Improving Hyperglycemia Management in Post-Op Cardiothoracic Surgery Patients

Author(s): Katelyn Cozzolino, Rosanna Morrone

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Dec 15, 2026

Topics: Endocrine

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

This session provides a foundation for nurses working in the ICU and SDU for improving glycemic control, including an in-depth review of our insulin-infusion protocol, blood-glucose testing, staff education and strategies addressing challenges and sustainability of patient care outcomes. We share our best practices to provide a foundation for those units having issues with glycemic control in the ICU and SDU and special consideration with transplant recipients on steroid therapies.


  • Identify vulnerable patient populations at risk for developing hyperglycemic events post cardiac surgery.
  • Analyze the current insulin-infusion protocol and the changes leading to better glycemic control.
  • Discuss strategies for staff buy-in to create sustainable outcomes for maintaining glycemic control.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.00 contact hours.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN, ANCC, or CBRN approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


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