February 12, 2009
Glove, American style
Noah Tadlock, left, a boxing competitor from 1st Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, throws a right as Robert Benefield, also with 1-37, puts his hands up to block during the Border Rumble Boxing Night at Stout Physical Fitness Center Friday. For more on this story, see the Sports section of our Web site. Photo by Stephen Baack.
Maj. Kimberly Geslak, left, an intensive care unit nurse, and Capt. Jeff Smith, an operating room nurse, both working at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, answer phone calls at WBAMC’s 24-hour call center, which was established to address questions and concerns about the multi-dose, single-patient insulin pen. Photo by Julia Yubeta.
WBAMC warns diabetics
Patients notified about potentially flawed insulin injectors
WBAMC Public Affairs
Diabetic inpatients at William Beaumont Army Medical Center may be at risk of contracting a blood-borne disease after receiving insulin from potentially flawed injectors, the hospital’s commander said during a conference Monday.
WBAMC staff discovered Jan. 30 that 2,114 diabetics who were inpatients there between August 2007 and January 2009 may be at risk after receiving injections from the multi-dose, single-patient insulin injection pen.
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