CDC Expert Addresses Infection Risks from Sharing Insulin Pens

February 22, 2012

As part of the CDC Expert Video Commentary Series on Medscape, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s Melissa Schaefer, MD, talks about the infection risks associated with sharing insulin pens. In the brief video, she reviews key points with respect to the safe use of insulin pens. Protection from infections, including bloodborne pathogens, is a basic expectation anywhere that healthcare is provided.

To view the video, "Don't Do It: Sharing Insulin Pens Jeopardizes Patients," CLICK HERE. 

To read the recent CDC Clinical Reminder on Insulin Pen Usage, CLICK HERE.