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Medication errors associated with transition from insulin pens to insulin vials.

Trimble AN, Bishop B, Rampe N. Medication errors associated with transition from insulin pens to insulin vials. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2017;74(2):70-75. doi:10.2146/ajhp150726.

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March 8, 2017
Trimble AN, Bishop B, Rampe N. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2017;74:70-75.

Insulin is a high-risk medication. This pre–post study examined the risk for insulin dosing errors after a transition from insulin pens to vials. Three major insulin administration errors occurred, which led to training and process changes in order to mitigate the risk of harm.

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Trimble AN, Bishop B, Rampe N. Medication errors associated with transition from insulin pens to insulin vials. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2017;74(2):70-75. doi:10.2146/ajhp150726.