ISMP GuidelinesFor years, insulin has been shown to be associated with more medi   cation error-related harm than any other drug. The new ISMP Guidelines for Optimizing Safe Subcutaneous Insulin Use in Adults are designed to help healthcare practitioners prevent errors and improve outcomes for patients with diabetes who use insulin. The guidelines provide recommendations for avoiding errors and at-risk behaviors involving subcutaneous insulin across the entire medication use process, including prescribing, preparation, administration, monitoring, and patient education. The document also addresses evolving practices, devices, and technologies that aim to enhance the safety of insulin use, such as with concentrated insulin and insulin pen devices.

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ISMP Guidelines for Optimizing Safe Subcutaneous Insulin Use in Adults (2017)