Be Careful Where You Place Rx Labels On Insulin Products
Insulin errors are leading to emergency visits and poor outcomes.
Almost 100,000 emergency visits a year are for insulin-related errors or hypoglycemia...and one-third result in hospitalization.
Product mix-ups are a common reason for ER visits. For example, patients may accidentally grab a rapid-acting pen or vial thinking it's their basal insulin and cause dangerous hypoglycemia.