Diabetes Unit Resource Nurses (DURN)
Diabetes Unit Resource Nurses (DURNs) are the clinical nurses in the hospital with added resources and knowledge related to the care of the diabetic patient. They are key to helping the inpatient diabetes team meet the target goals for blood glucose control.
DURNs are leaders on the nursing units who directly impact change and positive outcomes with diabetes care. These nurses do a great job in the care of the diabetic patient and help drive optimal care for our diabetics in the hospital.
Changes DURNS have helped bring about include: updated target glucose ranges, carbohydrate counting, insulin devices, Insulin drip protocol revision and diabetes guidelines implementation.