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TABLE 2

Nursing Survey Results

Preintervention, n (%)Postintervention, n (%)P
Question 1: How often do patients wait ≥30 min to eat, after food has been delivered to the unit, because of a wait time in insulin ordering? n = 29 n = 29 <.0001 
 Less than once per d 2 (7) 19 (67)  
 1 meal per d 6 (21) 6 (21)  
 2 meals per d 14 (48) 3 (10)  
 3 meals per d 7 (24) 1 (3)  
Question 2: How often do patients wait ≥60 min to eat, after food has been delivered to the unit, because of a wait time in insulin ordering? n = 29 n = 29 <.0001 
 Less than once per d 10 (34) 24 (83)  
 1 meal per d 14 (48) 4 (14)  
 2 meals per d 5 (17) 0 (0)  
 3 meals per d 0 (0) 1 (3)  
Question 3: What percentage of patients and/or families express dissatisfaction with the wait time associated with insulin doses? n = 29 n = 28 <.0001 
 <20% 5 (17) 21 (75)  
 25% to 50% 5 (17) 4 (14)  
 50% to 75% 8 (28) 3 (11)  
 >75% 11 (38) 0 (0)  
Question 4: What percentage of the time do you have to make multiple phone calls to providers regarding an insulin dose? n = 28 n = 28 <.0001 
 <20% 8 (29) 21 (75)  
 25% to 50% 7 (25) 6 (21)  
 50% to 75% 10 (36) 0 (0)  
 >75% 3 (11) 1 (4)  
Question 5: What percentage of the time is there a discrepancy between the nurse-calculated and provider-calculated insulin dose on the basis of the prescribed sliding scale? n = 32 n = 28 0.3 
 <20% 24 (75) 25 (89)  
 25% to 50% 5 (16) 1 (4)  
 50% to 75% 3 (9) 2 (7)  
 >75% 0 (0) 0 (0)  
Question 6: How satisfied are you with the current process for insulin ordering? n = 32 n =29 <.0001 
 Very unsatisfied 16 (50) 0 (0)  
 Somewhat unsatisfied 8 (25) 3 (10)  
 Indifferent 4 (12.5) 6 (21)  
 Somewhat satisfied 4 (12.5) 7 (24)  
 Very satisfied 0 (0) 13 (45)  
Preintervention, n (%)Postintervention, n (%)P
Question 1: How often do patients wait ≥30 min to eat, after food has been delivered to the unit, because of a wait time in insulin ordering? n = 29 n = 29 <.0001 
 Less than once per d 2 (7) 19 (67)  
 1 meal per d 6 (21) 6 (21)  
 2 meals per d 14 (48) 3 (10)  
 3 meals per d 7 (24) 1 (3)  
Question 2: How often do patients wait ≥60 min to eat, after food has been delivered to the unit, because of a wait time in insulin ordering? n = 29 n = 29 <.0001 
 Less than once per d 10 (34) 24 (83)  
 1 meal per d 14 (48) 4 (14)  
 2 meals per d 5 (17) 0 (0)  
 3 meals per d 0 (0) 1 (3)  
Question 3: What percentage of patients and/or families express dissatisfaction with the wait time associated with insulin doses? n = 29 n = 28 <.0001 
 <20% 5 (17) 21 (75)  
 25% to 50% 5 (17) 4 (14)  
 50% to 75% 8 (28) 3 (11)  
 >75% 11 (38) 0 (0)  
Question 4: What percentage of the time do you have to make multiple phone calls to providers regarding an insulin dose? n = 28 n = 28 <.0001 
 <20% 8 (29) 21 (75)  
 25% to 50% 7 (25) 6 (21)  
 50% to 75% 10 (36) 0 (0)  
 >75% 3 (11) 1 (4)  
Question 5: What percentage of the time is there a discrepancy between the nurse-calculated and provider-calculated insulin dose on the basis of the prescribed sliding scale? n = 32 n = 28 0.3 
 <20% 24 (75) 25 (89)  
 25% to 50% 5 (16) 1 (4)  
 50% to 75% 3 (9) 2 (7)  
 >75% 0 (0) 0 (0)  
Question 6: How satisfied are you with the current process for insulin ordering? n = 32 n =29 <.0001 
 Very unsatisfied 16 (50) 0 (0)  
 Somewhat unsatisfied 8 (25) 3 (10)  
 Indifferent 4 (12.5) 6 (21)  
 Somewhat satisfied 4 (12.5) 7 (24)  
 Very satisfied 0 (0) 13 (45)  
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