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Mohr H, Weiss M. Associated Press. November 27, 2018.
Hardwiring safety into the computer system: one hospital's actions to provide technology support for U-500 insulin.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. May 5, 2016;21:1-4.
Insulin is a high-alert drug, and its use is becoming more complex due to the insulin resistance in diabetic patients with obesity. This newsletter article describes the experience of one hospital system that worked to ensure safe insulin administration by implementing a strategy that combined single-use pens and health information technology.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. February 21, 2013;18:1-3.
This newsletter piece recommends strategies to ensure the safe transition from using insulin pens to insulin vials in acute care.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. August 11, 2011;16:1-3.
This article discusses incidents involving misadministration of IV insulin and makes recommendations to improve safety in delivering this high-alert medication.
Boodman SG. Washington Post. June 13, 2011:E1.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. March 2010;7:9-17.
This article analyzed 2685 event reports involving insulin and found that the most common error types were drug omission, wrong-dose, and wrong-drug errors.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. June 19, 2008;13:1-3.
This article addresses a drug–device interaction in which patients receiving a certain peritoneal dialysis solution may have falsely elevated blood glucose levels when measured with point-of-care blood glucose monitors.
Nicholas L. Modern Healthc. November 14, 2005;35:24.
In this article, the CEO of the American Diabetes Association comments on the risks diabetes patients face in hospital settings.