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Singh A, Adams A, Dudley B, Davison E, Jones L, Wales L. BMJ Open Qual 2018;7:e000312.
Diabetes care involves the use medications that have high risk of adverse drug events. This commentary describes a multidisciplinary plan–do–study–act initiative to develop insulin error reduction strategies and improve safety of surgical patients with diabetes. The 3-year project developed guidelines, educational initiatives, and a whiteboard system to enhance the reliability of insulin therapy in the unit.
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Haya R. Rubin, MD, PhD; Vera T. Fajtova, MD; May 2004
To achieve tight glucose control, a hospitalized diabetes patient is placed on an insulin drip. Prior to minor surgery, he is made NPO and becomes severely hypoglycemic.