IV Insulin luer lock syringe shortage

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Emily Cooke
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IV Insulin luer lock syringe shortage

We are experiencing a cardinal IV luer lock insulin syringe disruption. There is no equivalent substitution on the market. What is your hospital doing to give IV push insulin?
Options we are exploring include
- using a slip tip syringe with the friction fit technique
- pharmacy dispensing all IV insulin doses
- pharmacy making IV insulin "kits" with instructions for dilution and administration using a syringe in mL

I appreciate any insights into other institutions.
Thank you!