The adult patient’s passport to safer use of insulin

May 28, 2011

Source: National Reporting and Learning Service, NPSA

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Date of publication: March 2011

Publication type: Alert

In a nutshell: This alert focusses on improving patient safety by giving the patient the ability to take a more active role in their treatment.  This includes the use of insulin.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

Safety when giving insulin in hospital

November 28, 2010

Source:  Nursing Times  Vol 106  Iss 39 p12-13

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Date of publication:  October 2010

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  This article outlines the Rapid Response Report published by the National Patient Safety Agency in June 2010, looking at the risks involved with administering insulin and how these can be minimised.

Length of publication:  2 pages

Some important notes:  Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article.  Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.

Acknowledgement:  CINAHL

New Insulin Safety Guidance Issued to Reduce Wrong Dosages

July 22, 2010

SourceNational Reporting and Learning Service, National Patient Safety Agency

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Date of publication:  June 2010

Publication type: Guidance

In a nutshell:  Rapid Response Report guidance seeking to reduce the number of wrong dose incidents involving insulin. For immediate action by NHS organisations and the independent sector.

Length of publication:  1 webpage

Acknowledgements:  National Patient Safety Agency