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Curtiss B. Cook, MD; January 2009
Admitted to the hospital for surgery, a man with type 1 diabetes mellitus asked the staff to leave his home insulin pump in place but did not mention that he was adjusting his insulin pump himself based on serial glucose measurements. As the patient was also receiving an intravenous insulin infusion, he developed hypoglycemia.
Journal Article > Commentary
Rule AM, Drincic A, Galt KA. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2007;33:155-162.
The authors share a case report of errors associated with the introduction of new equipment in an ambulatory setting and discuss the importance of device selection and user training to minimize these failures.
Journal Article > Organizational Policy/Guidelines
Insulin pump risks and benefits: a clinical appraisal of pump safety standards, adverse event reporting, and research needs: a joint statement of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes and the American Diabetes Association Diabetes Technology Working Group.
Heinemann L, Fleming GA, Petrie JR, Holl RW, Bergenstal RM, Peters AL. Diabetes Care. 2015;38:716-722.
Insulin is a high-alert medication that can lead to harm if incorrectly administered. Insulin pump problems can be caused by human, mechanical, or drug stability failures. This policy statement describes ways to use adverse event data, manufacturer information, and technical specifications to enhance the safety of insulin therapy.