Agency for Clinical Innovation
Thinksulin is a point of care application providing information and
decision support for junior medical officers (JMOs) and nurses. The application
supports the development of knowledge, confidence and skills of the workforce in
diabetes management, and improves the experience and outcomes for people with
diabetes in hospital.
It was developed because patients with diabetes are frequently admitted to
hospital for treatment of conditions other than diabetes. Therefore, insulin
orders, administration and glycaemia management are the responsibility of
general ward clinicians.
Evaluation of the NSW subcutaneous insulin chart found "a lack of
understanding about components of best practice management of people with
diabetes", showing the need for a tool to support JMOs and nurses in the
management of diabetes.