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ISMP Guidelines for Optimizing Safe Subcutaneous Insulin Use in Adults.

Institute for Safe Medication Practices; ISMP.

Insulin is a widely used medication that can contribute to serious patient harm if used incorrectly. This report provides information about problems associated with insulin use in adults and offers consensus-developed strategies to encourage subcutaneous insulin practices that reduce errors at the prescribing, pharmacy management, administration, and transition phases.