MEDICATION ERRORS: Getting pumped up

July 2006 
Volume 36  Number 7
Pages 14 - 15
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When a patient with diabetes went to the ED for treatment of gastrointestinal bleeding, his blood glucose level was 762 mg/dl. He was started on an I.V. infusion of 0.9% sodium chloride solution at 150 ml/hour and received an I.V. bolus dose of regular insulin, 10 units.

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