Insulin Administration and Nutritional Therapy Requires Standardized Coordination, Says ECRI Institute PSO
November 30, 2012 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care
Insulin has consistently been declared a high-alert medication due to the risks associated with its prescribing and dosing. When a nutrition order for a patient is modified, the patient’s insulin regimen may inadvertently remain unreviewed or unchanged. ECRI Institute PSO’s recently released Patient Safety E-lert, It’s More Than Counting Carbs, It’s Communication and Coordination: Insulin Administration and Nutritional Therapy, highlights this patient safety issue involving patients who are receiving enteral or total parenteral nutrition and insulin.