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Hardwiring safety into the computer system: one hospital's actions to provide technology support for U-500 insulin.

ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. May 5, 2016;21:1-4.

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May 18, 2016
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. May 5, 2016;21:1-4.

Insulin is a high-alert drug, and its use is becoming more complex due to the insulin resistance in diabetic patients with obesity. This newsletter article describes the experience of one hospital system that worked to ensure safe insulin administration by implementing a strategy that combined single-use pens and health information technology.

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ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. May 5, 2016;21:1-4.

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