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Introduction to Insulin Safety: An Introduction for Everyone

Introduction to Insulin Safety for Everyone
Introduction to Insulin Safety for Everyone
Introduction to Insulin Safety for Everyone
Introduction to Insulin Safety for Everyone Introduction to Insulin Safety for Everyone Introduction to Insulin Safety for Everyone

Course Overview


  • Introductory Course
  • 1 Study Hour
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate


  • 1 CPD Hour
  • CPD Certified

Course description

This course aims to prevent incidents involving insulin from occurring by providing learners with the basics of safe insulin use in healthcare settings and an awareness of the common mistakes to look out for.

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.

This course 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.

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 outcomes

What is Insulin?

Common errors

Insulin categories

Insulin safety

Summary and conclusion

You will learn

  • Understand the risks involved in wrong dose incidents
  • Understand what insulin is
  • Know the common errors
  • Know the range of insulins, profiles and devices
  • Understand insulin regimens
  • Be able to follow key steps to insulin safety
  • Understand how to administer the right person, insulin, dose, time, device and way

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • All professionals who work in environments where they need to care for individuals with diabetes

How the online courses work

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  • Take the course

    This online course consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.

    The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but some of our courses have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. If the course has a test at the end then learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physical copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.

  • Your Certificate

    Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College and will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable.

    If you have bought the posted certificate option (available on select courses), a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out at the beginning of the following working week.