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 providing learners with knowledge and advice to reduce harms associated with insulin use in the healthcare setting and promote safe insulin use.
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 where responsibility lies when prescribing
- Understand safer prescribing measures
- Know prescribing protocols
- Understand procedures when discharging patients
- Know about Insulin Passports
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
- How to safely prescribe
- Prescription protocols
- Take-home prescriptions
- Summary and conclusion
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
Approximately 1 hour. 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.