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Does an insulin double-checking procedure improve patient safety?

Modic MB, Albert NM, Sun Z, et al. The Journal of nursing administration. 2016;46:154-60.

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.