Nutritional Insulin being held when tube feeds are held

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Christine Malengo
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Nutritional Insulin being held when tube feeds are held

We recently had an event at my hospital in which nutritional insulin for tube feeds was incorrectly given when tube feeds were interrupted resulting in a hypoglycemic event. Currently our workflow relies on a manual process involving the changing of a colored placard on the patient IV pole when tube feeds are held. We would like to make this workflow more resilient possibly utilizing our EMR system, we have EPIC. I would greatly appreciate hearing how other institutions handle this. Thank you!