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In-home medication reviews: a novel approach to improving patient care through coordination of care.
Willis JS, Hoy RH, Jenkins WD. J Community Health. 2011;36:1027-1031.
This study found that trained undergraduate student volunteers were able to complete important medication reviews for patients as part of an in-home outreach program.
FDA Safety Communication. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; February 25, 2015.
The practice of using multi-dose insulin pens, meant for single patient use only, among multiple patients has been linked to health care–associated infections. This announcement outlines federal labeling requirements to raise awareness of the risks associated with this practice to prevent misuse of the devices.
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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.