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Safe Use of Insulin: Administration

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Course Description

The course aims to prevent these incidents from occurring by improving learners’ competence in the safe use and administration of insulin.

Overview
Between August 2003 and August 2009, the NPSA received 3,881 wrong dose incidents involving insulin and included one death and one incident of severe harm.

The course aims to prevent these incidents from occurring by improving learners’ competence in the safe use and administration of insulin.

It is aimed at professionals who care for individuals with diabetes and is relevant for those working in a number of different environments, including NHS and mental health trusts.

Upon completion of this course, learners will:

  • Understand the risks involved in wrong dose incidents
  • Know common errors
  • Know administering protocols
  • Know about the treatment for hypoglycaemia
  • Understand about self-management of diabetes

The course has been created with a number of subject matter experts, who understand the full requirements of the mandatory training intimately.

Lesson Plan

  • Welcome and learning objectives
  • Common errors
  • Official guidance
  • Correct administration
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Summary and conclusion

Accreditation
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Duration
The course will take approximately 1 hour to complete. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material.

You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.

Target Audience
All professionals who work in environments where they need to care for individuals with diabetes.

Entry Requirements
There are no specific requirements for this course.

£20.00 + VAT

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