“I was doing a surgical night on call and the nurses bleeped from one of the surgical wards about Mrs Brown who had a laparoscopic cholecystectomy earlier that day. She is normally an insulin-dependent diabetic and has been on a sliding scale since her operation. Her cannula has tissued in the last hour and they want to take down her sliding scale. Her BM has been stable.”
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- How would you respond to this query?
- When should you take the IV infusion down?
- What would you give instead?