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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Review

Safe and appropriate use of insulin and other antihyperglycemic agents in hospital.

Cornish W. Canadian journal of diabetes. 2014;38:94-100.

Insulin is a high-alert medication due to the potential for serious patient harm resulting from inappropriate administration. This review describes tactics to enhance safe insulin use, including improved attention to contraindications, clinical decision support implementation, and education for providers about glycemic control.