Short Acting Insulin

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Summary

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Key Points

  • Short Acting Insulin
    • Drug Names
      • Regular Insulin (Humulin R, Novolin R)
    • Onset, Peak, Duration
      • Onset = 30 minutes - 1 hour
      • Peak = ~2 hours
        • Exact peak depends on patient and ranges from 2-5 hours
      • Duration = 5-8 hours
    • Nursing Considerations
      • The only insulin administered via IV
      • Clear” in appearance
      • When mixing with NPH, draw Regular insulin FIRST
        • Clear before cloudy, or “RN” - regular before NPH