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May 28, 2019

May 28, 2019
 

The use of insulin pens in most hospitals has gone back and forth more times than a tennis ball in a Williams sisters tennis match. It makes sense that having one pen for each patient would reduce errors and chances for cross-contamination, but the cost of throwing out unfinished pens can be a real deterrent. When you add in that a a lot of more experienced nurses prefer syringes, you can see why a battle ensues. This week in our Diabetes Disaster Averted, we look at a very unique problem that can occur with syringes that could have had a terrible outcome.

 

Dave Joffe

Editor-in-chief