Improving insulin prescribing safety on admission with pharmacy intervention

Bain, A. (Speaker), Nadine Moussallati (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Kavanagh, S. (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Description

Medication errors in hospital persist and are most common at the time of admission (1). Patients with insulin-treated diabetes may be particularly
susceptible to harmful, avoidable prescription errors due to the relative complexities of insulin therapy and its associated risks (2). Prompt and
complete medicines reconciliation aids the accuracy and appropriateness of prescribing and may help improve patient safety (3). This study aimed to
establish the nature and prevalence of insulin prescribing errors, information discrepancies and pharmacy interventions at the point of hospital
admission
Period24 Nov 2017
Event titleUK Clinical Pharmacy Association Conference 2017
Event typeConference
LocationLeeds, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational