Standard Administration Time for Basal Insulin

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Manisa Tanprayoon
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Standard Administration Time for Basal Insulin

Good Afternoon Members:

We are currently have a plan to implement a hard stop in our EMR that would require a POC fingerstick blood glucose result within 60 minutes prior to insulin administration. This hard stop would create the need for an extra POC FS between 9 and 10 AM before morning glargine administration.

We are considerinig changing standard time for "daily" insulin glargine (basal) from 10 AM to 12 PM. This avoids an additional POC fingerstick for patients and staff.

Can you share what is your std admin time for long acting (basal) insulin at your institution? Additional insigght also greatly appreciated.

Thank you!