Insulin safety guidance issued

The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has issued guidance that aims to reduce the number of insulin-related wrong dose incidents. It applies to all English and Welsh NHS organizations. Two common errors that the guidance seeks to address are: the inappropriate use of non-insulin syringes, which are marked in ml not insulin units;Â and the use of abbreviations such as ‘U’ or ‘IU’ for units which can lead to doses being misread (eg, 10U being read as 100).