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Determining current insulin pen use practices and errors in the inpatient setting.

Brown KE, Hertig JB. Determining Current Insulin Pen Use Practices and Errors in the Inpatient Setting. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2016;42(12):568-AP7. doi:10.1016/S1553-7250(16)30109-X.

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November 30, 2016
Brown KE, Hertig JB. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2016;42:568-AP7.

Medication errors related to insulin use are common. This survey study sought to characterize current insulin pen use and associated safety issues in the inpatient setting. Investigators found that insulin pens are widely utilized, but safety issues—such as using the same pen on multiple patients—persist. The authors suggest that further research is needed regarding how to mitigate risks associated with insulin pen use.

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Brown KE, Hertig JB. Determining Current Insulin Pen Use Practices and Errors in the Inpatient Setting. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2016;42(12):568-AP7. doi:10.1016/S1553-7250(16)30109-X.