Inpatient teams are being asked to complete a survey on how they use technology to help care for people with diabetes who are admitted to hospital.
The confidential questionnaire has been launched by the Joint British Diabetes Societies for Inpatient Care (JBDS-IP) to identify how hospital teams use technology when treating people with diabetes.
It is also hoped that the document will establish how diabetes teams are making use of available technologies to provide the best standard of care for those living with the condition.
The JBDS-IP have summarised: “Providing safe and effective diabetes care for people admitted to hospital requires a clinical team with specialist knowledge and skills.
“Some technologies, such as electronic prescribing systems and electronic patient records, are well established. Others, such as continuous glucose monitors, are less well established in hospitals but offer significant opportunities to improve safety.”
They concluded: “The aim of this survey is to establish current practice. How are diabetes teams making use of available technologies to improve diabetes care? What have been the advantages and what are the challenges?”
Diabetes inpatient staff are advised to complete the survey together as only one response per team is allowed.
The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete, according to the JBDS-IP.
This survey will close on Friday, July 1.
To participate in the survey, click here.