Sample Documentation of Expected Findings
Patient alert and oriented x 3, sitting in a wheelchair and awaiting breakfast. Patient denies symptoms of hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia. Bedside blood glucose obtained with results of 135 mg/dL. 2 units of regular insulin given per sliding scale. Breakfast delivered to the patient.
Sample Documentation of Unexpected Findings
0730: Patient alert and oriented x 3, sitting in a wheelchair and awaiting breakfast. Denies symptoms of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia. Bedside blood glucose obtained with results of 185 mg/dL. 6 units of regular insulin given per sliding scale along with 34 units of scheduled NPH insulin as breakfast tray was delivered to patient.
0900: Patient only ate 25% of breakfast and complains of headache, fatigue, and dizziness. Patient is shaking and irritable but alert and oriented x 3. Blood glucose was rechecked and results were 65 mg/dL. 4 ounces of orange juice was provided.
0915: Blood glucose rechecked and results were 95 mg/dL. Patient states, “I’m feeling much better and not dizzy anymore.” Shakiness has resolved. Provided a peanut butter sandwich per patient request. Will continue to monitor the patient for signs of hypoglycemia. Call light within reach.