Cardiac Surgery Patients with Controlled Postoperative Serum Glucose
Cardiac surgery patients who experience high blood glucose (or blood sugar) levels following surgery have a greater chance of getting an infection than those patients whose blood sugar levels remain in the normal range. Therefore, all cardiac surgery patients should have their blood sugar levels checked following surgery.
The chart below shows the percentage of UMMC cardiac surgery patients whose blood sugar levels were kept under control in the days immediately after surgery as compared to the national average.
Source: The Joint Commission
This page was last updated: March 11, 2013