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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Newspaper/Magazine Article

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

Institute for Safe Medication Practices; ISMP.

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.