Inpatient

Erwin Castro announced as new DISN UK Chair

The new Chair of the Diabetes Inpatient Specialist Nurses (DISN) UK Group has vowed he will be “robust and dynamic” in his new role. Erwin Castro, who is a Diabetes Nurse Consultant for Inpatient and ...

Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award postponed because of pandemic

The 2021 Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award has been postponed due to the unprecedented volume of work within the NHS caused by the pandemic, organisers have said.  The annual prize, which is organi...

Colleagues praise former DISN UK Group Chair as she steps down

The former chair of the DISN UK Group was “inspirational and aspirational” in raising the profile of diabetes inpatient nursing, according to one colleague. After 17 years of leading the organisation,...

Updated document on inpatient diabetes self-management published

The Joint British Diabetes Societies (JBDS) has published an updated version of a document designed to improve the safety of the in hospital management of diabetes.  Now available on the ABCD website,...

Readmission rate high among diabetic ketoacidosis hospitalisations

One in five adults with type 1 diabetes who require hospital treatment for diabetic ketoacidosis are likely to return within a month and are twice as likely to die when they are readmitted, a new stud...

Colleagues pay tribute to DISN UK Group Chair as she steps down

Colleagues of the former chair of the DISN UK Group have been paying tribute to her as she steps down from her position.   After 17 years of leading the organisation, Esther Walden, a Diabetes Inpatie...

Review paper looks at diabetes and stress hyperglycaemia in hospital

Insulin remains the agent of choice for those who are deemed non-critically ill, but who have severe hyperglycaemia, a new review paper has concluded. The document, published in The Lancet, Diabetes a...

Trusts to pilot new perioperative diabetes care programme

A new Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme is being piloted across 10 Trusts in England in a bid to improve perioperative diabetes care. The IP3D project (Improving the Perioperative Pathway ...

Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award winner announced

A team led by a consultant anaesthetist based in Newport has been named the winner of the prestigious Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award 2019. The team, led by Dr David Burckett-St.Laurent, from the...

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