Portland diabetes protocols

Portland diabetes protocols are a finely tuned set of orders for intravenous insulin infusions in hospitalized diabetic patients, for use both in the intensive care units and on the wards. The Portland Protocol has been in use since 1992, and it has been successfully used at institutions throughout the world to control hyperglycemia. Since that time The Portland Protocol has been repeatedly modified and honed to provide what we believe is the tightest, most efficient, and safest tight glycemic control of any insulin protocol available. Request The Portland Protocol.

Beginning in 1987, Portland Diabetes Project's research team, based at Providence Heart and Vascular Institute, has been investigating the relationship between inpatient hyperglycemia (high blood glucose levels) and hospital outcomes in diabetic cardiac surgery patients. Our team was the first to show that hyperglycemia was the significant casual factor for the increased risks of death, infection and length of hospital stay in the diabetic patient population. Conversely, we were also the first to show that the elimination of hyperglycemia with the use of an intravenous insulin infusion for three perioperative days eradicates the incremental increases in these complications, that were previously ascribed to the risk factor “diabetes”.

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Implementing The Portland Diabetic Project-Continuous Intravenous Insulin Infusion

The Portland Diabetes Project (Portland Protocol) consists of a series of lectures. This is the sixth lecture: Continuous Intravenous Insulin Infusion. Please note: these presentations are available for viewing only and are not printable.

The Portland Diabetic Project-Hyperglycemia/Mortality Hypothesis

The Portland Diabetes Project (Portland Protocol) consists of a series of lectures. This is the fifth lecture: Hyperglycemia/ZMortality Hypothesis. Please note: these presentations are available for viewing only and are not printable.

The Portland Diabetes Project - Introduction

The Portland Diabetes Project (Portland Protocol) consists of a series of lectures. This is the first lecture: Introduction. Please note: these presentations are available for viewing only and are not printable.

The Portland Diabetic Project-Length of Stay

The Portland Diabetes Project (Portland Protocol) consists of a series of lectures. This is the third lecture: Length of Stay. Please note: these presentations are available for viewing only and are not printable.

The Portland Diabetic Project-Infection

The Portland Diabetes Project (Portland Protocol) consists of a series of lectures. This is the second lecture: Infection. Please note: these presentations are available for viewing only and are not printable.

The Portland Diabetes Project-Cost Efficacy

The Portland Diabetes Project (Portland Protocol) consists of a series of lectures. This is the fourth lecture: Cost Efficacy. Please note: these presentations are available for viewing only and are not printable.

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