Journal Article

Does an insulin double-checking procedure improve patient safety?

Modic MB; Albert NM; Sun Z; Bena JF; Yager C; Cary T; Corniello A; Kaser N; Simon J; Skowronsky C; Kissinger B.

Insulin is a high-risk medication, and The Joint Commission and Institute for Safe Medication Practices recommend that hospital insulin administration be double-checked by nurses. This randomized trial found that double-checking insulin can result in fewer administration errors.