Insulin onset and peak

  1. Are there any type of mnemonic to learning onset and peak for the different insulins as well as how to draw them up
  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   CuriousMe
    I just used flashcards to memorize the different kinds, but for drawing it up, we used RN you draw up Regular, then NPH.
  4. by   nlion87
    The even and odds rule: to remember the onset, peak, and duration of intermediate-acting insulin think evens---2, 12, and 24 hrs. To remember short acting insulin, thinks odds--- 1, 3 and 5 hrs. These times are not exact but they are a great memory booster when you need to think fast
  5. by   ~FutureNurse~
    I also just used flashcards..we were taught "clear to cloudy" when drawing up insulin.
  6. by   StokedStudent
    Not Ready, Ready Now!

    Air into NPH, Air into Regular, Draw up Regular, Draw up NPH.
  7. by   tbell2
    I did flash cards for onset peak and duration also. I gave them so many times, I have them down pat.

    I always remembered that we drew up clear and then cloudy. It is alphabetical, I am a nerd like that.
  8. by   benjaminRN
    Insulin Drawing Up:
    when I was in nursing school, this is the way we were taught to remember:

    "Air into clear, air into cloudy. Draw up Clear Draw up Cloudy". Hope this helps.
  9. by   CharlieT
    "Newly Registered, Registered Nurse"

    Air into NPH, Air into Regular, Draw up Regular, Draw up NPH.
  10. by   MEDICJOHN
    Every book has different peak times, really very frustrating, i suggest finding out which book you will be tested from and learn those, cuz next teacher you have will have different peak times in her head....i had them memorized then just gave up, its all over the board..