Insulin Pen Safety – One Insulin Pen, One Person

The Safe Injection Practices Coalition created an insulin pen poster and brochure for healthcare providers as a reminder that insulin pens and other injection equipment are meant for one person and should never be shared.  PDFs of these educational materials are linked below:

Available to Download or Order: Specific Materials for Safe Use of Insulin Pens - for Clinicians and Patients

  • Poster
  • Brochure
  • Click here to order free copies of these materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (publication numbers 22-1501 and 22-1503).

Medscape Commentary - Don't Do It: Sharing Insulin Pens Jeopardizes Patients

Melissa Schaefer video commentary

Medscape Commentary (February 21, 2012)

Dr. Melissa Schaefer, Medical Officer in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), discusses key points on the safe use of insulin pens in this CDC Expert Commentary hosted by Medscape. 

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