Hypoglycaemia and brief interventions in the emergency department

Keller-Senn, A. et al. International Emergency Nursing | Published online: 10 April 2017


  • Inconsistent definition for the term brief intervention.
  • Lack of evidence for brief interventions in people with diabetes.
  • No brief interventions directed to informal care givers.


Conclusions: The literature review demonstrated a lack of evidence related to BI in diabetes within the emergency setting despite the ED being an ideal environment. Future research needs to be conducted to investigate the effectiveness of BI for patients with diabetes.

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