How is IV insulin therapy administered according to the Georgia Hospital Association protocol?

Updated: Nov 06, 2018
  • Author: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Intravenous insulin administration is as follows:

  • Mix 250 units of regular human insulin in 250 mL of normal saline (1 U/mL).

  • Flush approximately 30 mL through the line prior to administration.

  • Do not use a filter or filtered set with insulin.

  • Piggyback the insulin drip into intravenous fluid using an intravenous infusion pump with a capability of 0.1 mL/h.

Initiate the intravenous insulin flow sheet.


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