NCLEXINSULIN

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TomWruble
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262098
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NCLEXINSULIN
Updated:
2014-02-21 17:23:35
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insulin
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  1. Insulin aspart
    Type, Brand, Onset, Peak, Duration
    • Type: Rapid-acting
    • Brand: Novolog
    • Onset: 0.25
    • Peak: 1-3
    • Duration: 3-5
  2. Human lispro injection
    Type, Brand, Onset, Peak, Duration
    • Type: Rapid-acting
    • Brand: Humalog
    • Onset: 0.25
    • Peak: 0.5-1.5
    • Duration: 5
  3. Regular human insulin injection
    Type, Brand, Onset, Peak, Duration
    • Type: Short-acting
    • Brand: Humulin R (anything R)
    • Onset: 0.5
    • Peak: 2-4
    • Duration: 5-7
  4. Isophane Insulin NPH injection
    Type, Brand, Onset, Peak, Duration
    • Type: Intermediate-acting
    • Brand: Humulin N (anything N)
    • Onset: 1.5
    • Peak: 4-12
    • Duration: 16-24+
  5. Insulin glargine injection
    Type, Brand, Onset, Peak, Duration
    • Type: Long-acting
    • Brand: Lantus
    • Onset: 2-4
    • Peak: None
    • Duration: 24

    Never mix; Given at bedtime
  6. Insulins that are cloudy/clear?
    • Clear: rapid-acting, short-acting & glargine (long-acting)
    • Cloudy: All intermediate-acting
  7. Steps for insulin dose with mixed types?
    • 1. Inject air-dose into NPH (intermediate-acting) [all cloudy]
    • 2. Inject air-dose into regular, short-acting [all non-NPH are "clear"*]
    • 3. Withdraw regular short-acting (clear) first.
    • 4. Withdraw [all coudy insulins] last without injecting any of the first draws into the bottle.

    Air to Cloudy then Clear. Draw Clear then Cloudy.

    *glargine is clear, but is never mixed, and is usually given at hs

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