The Use of Variable Rate Intravenous Insulin Infusion (VRIII) in Medical Inpatients

Title
The Use of Variable Rate Intravenous Insulin Infusion (VRIII) in Medical Inpatients
Category
Inpatient
Summary
A practical guide to be used by any healthcare professional who manages medical in-patients with hyperglycaemia. Its main aim is to allow the VRIII to be used safely, effectively and efficiently for this specific group of inpatients. It is divided into several sections, including the evidence base for its recommendations, the practicalities of when to use a VRIII, how it is to be set up, when it should be discontinued and how a safe transition to other medication can be achieved. Safety of the use of the VRIII is emphasised throughout.
Date of publication
October 2014
Publisher
Joint British Diabetes Societies for Inpatient Care (JBDS-IP)
Lead authors
Dr Stella George, Consultant Diabetes and Endocrinology, East and North Hertfordshire NHS TrustDebbie Stanisstreet, Diabetes Inpatient Specialist Nurse, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust