The Safe Use of Insulin 2014 Update
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Insulin is a potent, lifesaving drug used by millions of people with diabetes both in the hospital and community setting. It is a safe and effective treatment if used appropriately, however,
incorrect or inappropriate use can lead to patient harm.
In order to reduce insulin errors this module aims to provide learners with an increased understanding and awareness of insulin. It promotes its safe and effective use by outlining common errors
associated with insulin and information as to how these can be avoided. It also provides learners with an increased understanding of the possible side effects of insulin and how these should be
On completion of this course learners will:
Refresh their knowledge and understanding of insulin
Outline the differences in administering insulin
Have a fuller understanding of the range of available insulin’s and injection devices
Describe possible side effects of insulin therapy and how to treat these effectivel
Areas covered include:
What is insulin?
Insulin use in the UK
The safe use of insulin
The right insulin
The right dose
The right time
The right way
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
On completion of this course you will be able to download a College certificate.
Approximately 1 - 2 hours. 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.
This module is targeted at all levels of healthcare practitioners working within the healthcare sector. However, the information is applicable to any individual who may be required to administer
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.