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From: Jefferson City, Missouri, USA:

If it is time for an elderly person's insulin injection and the elderly person is not awake and will not waken when shaken, should the nurse go ahead and administer the insulin injection without doing a blood sugar test?


I would want to know why the person was not awakening first before giving the insulin injection. The blood glucose and vital signs should be checked first.


Original posting 5 Jul 2002
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