Best Practices for Insulin Pen Usage in the Long-term Care Setting
While insulin pens have been around for more than three decades, they’re gaining in popularity and usage. Over the past few years, insulin pen utilization rates have significantly increased among Skilled Nursing Facility residents, and this trend is likely to continue as we move forward with many new insulin preparations only being available in a pen formulation.
But insulin usage among seniors has its own set of challenges, and errors can be life-threatening. Because of this, it’s important to stay in adherence with best practices related to insulin pen usage.
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