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Table 3 Nursing workload per day (24 hours)

From: Insulin treatment guided by subcutaneous continuous glucose monitoring compared to frequent point-of-care measurement in critically ill patients: a randomized controlled trial

  Time per action (min) Number of actions in control group Nursing time control group (min) Number of actions in intervention group Nursing time intervention group (min)
POC measurement 3 12 (8) 36 (24) 0.06 (0.4) 0.2 (0.4)
Sensor CGM placement 3.5 - - 1 3.5
Sensor CGM calibration 2.5 - - 1.9 (1.2-3.3) 8 (11)
Sensor CGM data to enter in PDMS 0.3 - - 18 (10) 5.3 (3)
Total time (min)    36 (24)   17 (12)*
  1. Data are expressed as mean (SD), or median (IQR). *P <0.001 in comparison with control group. POC: point-of-care; CGM: continuous glucose monitoring; PDMS: patient data management system.