Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions diabetes mellitus, hypoglycaemia
Sponsor Universitätsmedizin Mannheim
Start date June 2014
End date March 2015
Trial size 5000 participants
Trial identifier NCT02241317, 2014-831R-MA

Summary

Development of a training concept for health care professionals (nursing and medical staff), according to the current guidelines on treatment of in-patients with Diabetes. Primary endpoint is the change in hypoglycaemia rates comparing data before and after the training. Hereby we can derive the effects of staff training on the quality of health care in this patient population.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model cohort
Time perspective prospective

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Hypoglycaemia
time frame: 2013-2015 (two years)

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Diabetes mellitus Exclusion Criteria: - Age <18 years

Additional Information

Official title Effects of Training of Medical Staff on the Outcome of In-Patients With Diabetes Mellitus on Regular Wards
Principal investigator Alexander Lammert, Dr. med.
Description The prevalence of Diabetes in in-patients is about 32% and therefore exceeds significantly the prevalence in general population. In most cases Diabetes is only a secondary diagnosis the medical staff has to deal with daily. The diagnosis which leads to hospital admission and the often multiple comorbidities complicate the metabolic control. Blood sugar imbalances present an additional risk for these patients and increase in-hospital mortality, length of hospital stay and general complications as nosocomial infections. To improve hospital care for diabetics the Endocrine Society and the American College of Physicians published new guidelines on blood glucose management for non-ICU wards. Primarily they contain recommendations for blood glucose target range and standards to improve inpatient hospital care like standard operating procedures for blood glucose monitoring as well as hyper- and hypoglycaemic disturbances through to discharge management. We developed a training concept for health care professionals (nursing and medical staff), according to the current guidelines on treatment of in-patients with Diabetes. Primary endpoint is the change in hypoglycaemia rates comparing data before and after the training. Hereby we can derive the effects of staff training on the quality of health care in this patient population. So far there was only one comparable study published which showed a significant improvement of treatment quality by reducing hypoglycaemia rates considerably . The results of this study cannot be transferred due to substantial structural differences. More over there are no national diabetes management guidelines for inpatient treatment in Germany. The following data will be collected: - Anthropometric data (Age, Sex, Bodyweight, Height) - Diagnosis - POCT blood glucose values - Other laboratory values - Length of hospital stay This study conforms to the requirements of the Declaration of Helsinki, Revision of 1996.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in September 2014.
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