Insulin Safety Discussed in Upcoming ISMP Teleconference
The Institute of Safe Medication Practices will hold a teleconference on insulin safety. "Preventing Errors from Insulin: A Multidisciplinary Approach" will explore the current trends in insulin therapy, barriers to optimal therapy and safety, and common errors that occur with insulin. Part Four of ISMP’s high-alert medication series, the program targets healthcare practitioners, but discussons on the sources of errors should interest professionals charged with designing insulin packaging and labeling. The event is scheduled for October 15 from 1:30 to 3:00 ET.
Speakers will discuss how current practices can increase the risk of errors among physicians, health-system pharmacists, nurses and patients, ISMP reports. Error prevention strategies will be addressed, including the preparation, storage, delivery, and administration of insulin products, including the use of insulin pens.
Moderated by Matthew Fricker, RPh, MS, ISMP's program director, the teleconference will feature Matthew Grissinger, RPH, FASCP, Director, Error Reporting Programs, ISMP.
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