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Journal Article > Study
Cushman JT, Fairbanks RJ, O'Gara KG, et al. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2010;14:477-484.
This qualitative study found that while safety issues in pediatric prehospital care are not uncommon, most go unreported.
Journal Article > Commentary
Cohen MC. Hosp Pharm. 2009;44:374-378.
This monthly selection of medication error reports includes examples of drug name confusion, communication failures, and insulin pen misuse.
Cases & Commentaries
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Richard Hellman, MD; March 2007
For a woman with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, the admitting medical team ordered sliding scale insulin. Her blood glucose levels became very difficult to control, and she developed diabetic ketoacidosis. In the morning, the physician instituted a more appropriate insulin regimen.