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Barriers to Implementing an Insulin Order Form In a Non-ICU Medical Unit

Sally A. Arif, PharmD, BCPS; and Alisa K. Escaño, PharmD, BCPS, CDE
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An order form for subcutaneous insulin was created to improve blood glucose control in hospitalized diabetic patients. Although use of the form by the staff was relatively low, teaching health care personnel about hyperglycemia and proper use of the form may help reduce complications after patient discharge.