Congratulations to Clare Blackburn, RN, RVT, CDE, who was awarded St. Louis Magazine’s 2012 Excellence in Nursing for Research.
The on-line video appearing at www.stlmag.com is available here.
After three decades of educating people about managing their blood sugar, certified diabetes educator Clare Blackburn started a new chapter in her career: researching ways to prevent patients from having low–blood-sugar episodes. Blackburn worked with colleagues to develop a computer program that alerts nurses via pager when patients are at risk of severe hypoglycemia. The initial results led to a 75 percent drop in such episodes