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.
- Welcome and learning objectives
- Common errors
- Official guidance
- Correct administration
Summary and conclusion Accreditation
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
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.
All professionals who work in environments where they need to care for individuals with diabetes.
There are no specific requirements for this course.