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This WebM&M highlights two cases of hospital-acquired diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in patients with type 1 diabetes. The commentary discusses the role of the inpatient glycemic team to assist with diabetes management, the importance of medication reconciliation in the emergency department (ED) for high-risk patients on insulin, and strategies to empower patients and caregivers to speak up about medication safety.
Institute for Safe Medication Practices. January 31, 2023, 1:00-2:00 PM (eastern).
Institute for Safe Medication Practices.
Errors in medication management and administration are major threats to patient safety. This piece explores issues with opioid and nursing-sensitive medication safety as well as medication safety in older adults. Future research directions in medication safety are also discussed.
Cohen M, Degnan D, McDonnell P, eds. Patient Saf. 2022;4(s1):1-45
Institute for Safe Medication Practices. Medication Safety Alerts. January 3, 2022.
Uttaro E, Zhao F, Schweighardt A. Int J Pharm Compd. 2021;25(5):364-371.
Deprescribing is an intervention used to reduce the risk of adverse drug events (ADEs) that can result from polypharmacy. It is the process of supervised medication discontinuation or dose reduction to reduce potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) use.