Your patient must be started on an insulin drip STAT. What kind of insulin can be safely administered intravenously? Select all that apply.

 

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Correct

- Regular

- Aspart

- Lantus

- NPH

- Levemir

Rationale

For safe IV insulin administration, only short-acting and rapid-acting insulins are appropriate. NPH is an intermediate-acting insulin, and Lantus and Levemir are long-acting. Regular and aspart are both short-acting and therefore the only appropriate answers.

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