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Samaan KH, Dahlke M, Stover J. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2011;68:63-68.
This commentary describes how a community hospital implemented a multi-component program to ensure that U-500 insulin was administered safely.
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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.
Cassell DK. Drug Topics: Health-System Edition. March 20, 2006.
This article shares strategies to minimize insulin medication errors, including educating about dangerous abbreviations, developing strict formularies, and using independent double checks.