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Safety

Safety and Error Prevention: Diabetes in Control is committed to error prevention, safety know-how, awareness of lessons learned, voluntary error reporting, and patient compliance. Working in partnership with the Institute for Safe Medication Practice Also, our popular Disasters Averted section will give you more ideas on safety and preventing errors.

High-alert Medications Lists

From the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP): High-alert medications are drugs that bear a heightened risk of causing significant patient harm when used in error. Although mistakes may or may not be more common with these drugs, the consequences of an error are clearly more devastating to patients. Use …

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It’s Never Too Much

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When sitagliptin (Januvia) first came out, I was called by our legal affairs department about a patient of another MD at the University of Penn whose house staff had ordered 1000 mg sitagliptin instead of 100mg. As the drug had just come out, the staff was not very familiar with …

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ISMP: Updating Your High-Alert Medication List

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Because insulin is at the top of the “High-Alert Medication List,” we are presenting this updated article from our partner at ISMP (Institute for Safe Medication Practices). Your high-alert medication list — Relatively useless without associated risk-reduction strategies Problem: Have you ever watched the 1993 movie, Groundhog Day? Bill Murray …

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