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Editor’s Note, DCMS #101: Medication Errors

Sep 10, 2012

I did a program in Nashville this past weekend for a group of pharmacists on medical errors. One of the slides shows that when it comes to medication-related errors,  the ISMP, IHI and Joint Commission all agree that insulin is the most error-prone drug, and that its improper use can cause both hypo- and hyper-glycemia. It is the medication most often responsible for Emergency Room visits.

In another kind of medication error, our Disaster Averted this week looks at what happen when patients try to figure out their own dosing of GLp-1 analogs.

Our Homerun Slides compare current weight reduction methods, including Medication, Behavior
 Modification, and Meal Replacements, and the results of using them together while the Clinical Text this week is Part 2 of "Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Adults," excerpted from Diabetic Emergencies – Diagnosis and Clinical Management.

Be sure to check out our new video section, Mastery in Minutes. I would recommend you take a look at Martha Funnell’s video on nutrition and physical activity behaviors.