This chapter focuses on the safe use of insulin for people with diabetes in secondary care settings. The risks associated with insulin use in hospitals are outlined, and the types and causes of medication errors associated with insulin are discussed. A variety of interventions to improve insulin prescribing are presented, along with a summary of the recommendations for the safe prescribing of insulin in hospital. The opportunities for pharmacist intervention to promote insulin safety are highlighted and illustrated with case studies from a teaching hospital in the United Kingdom.
|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy|
|Number of pages||10|
|ISBN (Print)||9780128127353, 012812735X|
|Publication status||Published - 20 Jun 2019|
Bain, A., Kavanagh, S., & Babar, Z-U-D. (2019). Prescribing Insulin for People With Diabetes in Secondary Care: Recommendations and Future Direction. In Z-U-D. Babar (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy (1 ed., Vol. 3A, pp. 107-116). Elsevier.