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Disasters Averted

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Safe Use of Insulin Pens

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From our partners at the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP): Given reports of ongoing misuse of insulin pens — in particular, the sharing of insulin pens with multiple patients after only changing the needle — we believe the risk associated with cross-contamination is best mitigated by removing insulin pens from …

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U-500 Insulin

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From our partners at the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP): Most insulin products are supplied from the manufacturer in a 100 unit/mL concentration. The insulin is then administered using an insulin syringe specially designed for use with this concentration of insulin. When a patient needs a dose of 40 units, …

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