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Development and implementation of a subcutaneous insulin pen label bar code scanning protocol to prevent wrong-patient insulin pen errors.

MacMaster HW, Gonzalez S, Maruoka A, et al. Development and Implementation of a Subcutaneous Insulin Pen Label Bar Code Scanning Protocol to Prevent Wrong-Patient Insulin Pen Errors. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2019;45(5):380-386. doi:10.1016/j.jcjq.2018.08.006.

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November 21, 2018
MacMaster HW, Gonzalez S, Maruoka A, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2019;45(5):380-386.

Insulin is a widely used high-risk medication. This quality improvement intervention employed barcode medication administration and a standardized electronic health record–integrated workflow to successfully reduce wrong-patient insulin pen errors. The authors call for widespread implementation of medication safety improvements into electronic health records.

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MacMaster HW, Gonzalez S, Maruoka A, et al. Development and Implementation of a Subcutaneous Insulin Pen Label Bar Code Scanning Protocol to Prevent Wrong-Patient Insulin Pen Errors. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2019;45(5):380-386. doi:10.1016/j.jcjq.2018.08.006.

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