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Investigation into insulin prescribing in hospitals starts


The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) has started a national investigation looking into insulin prescribing and administration in hospitals.

It was launched after a patient was administered an overdose of concentrated insulin while under the care of an acute hospital. 

The investigation will focus on factors which compromise safety when health professionals administer concentrated insulin through insulin pen devices.

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Source: HSIB, 24 September 2019

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