Research Proposal for Insulin Protocol in Trauma Patients

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Unit 9 Project: Final Research Proposal
A Multiple Regression Analysis of Insulin Usage Versus Non-treatment of Hyperglycemia in Non-diabetic Trauma Patients
Jeana Santostefano

Kaplan University

NU 310-01: Nursing Research

March 5, 2008

Title A Multiple Regression Analysis of Insulin Usage Versus Non-treatment of Hyperglycemia in Non-diabetic Trauma Patients
Abstract
Purpose: The goal of this study is to explore the relationship between insulin administration in non-diabetic patients and their average length of stay in the intensive care unit, versus those non-diabetic patients left to their bodies’ utilization of homeostasis to maintain euglycemia.
Design: Longitudinal, experimental posttest-only.
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The goal of this study is to explore the relationship between insulin administration in non-diabetic patients and their average length of stay in the intensive care unit, versus those non-diabetic patients left to their bodies’ utilization of homeostasis to maintain euglycemia. Hypothesis In non-diabetic patients, those who are allowed to stabilize their own blood glucose have a more rapid return to stable; normal levels; require less medication administration and have shorter stays in the intensive care unit than those non-diabetic patients given medication to reduce their blood glucose levels. Conceptual Framework Sister Callista Roy’s Adaptation Model is well suited to provide a conceptual framework for this study. Roy’s model is based on, “the individual as a biopsychosocial adaptive system, and the nurse promotes adaptation by modifying external stimuli” (Creasia & Parker, 2001, p. 127). One of this model’s key concepts is that of a regulator subsystem to the adaptive system; whereby, the individual “receives input from the external environment and from changes in the person’s internal state and processes it through neural-chemical-endocrine channels” (Creasia & Parker, 2001, p. 128). Based on an understanding of this model, the non-diabetic patient’s internal state, otherwise known as the endocrine system, should be able to adapt to the

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