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.
Frequently asked questions
Do I need an e-mail address to buy this course?
Yes, you will need an e-mail address to buy this course. This is because we use your e-mail address to create an account for you in our learning management system - where you will take the training. We also need your email address to send your purchase receipt.
If you buy more courses in future using the same e-mail address during checkout, then these will automatically be added to your system account.
If you pay by PayPal, we will use your PayPal email address to create your system account.
Can I buy this course and give it to other people?
Yes, you can buy the training using your own email address and then give it to other learners from your system account.
Each learner will need to have their own email address. This is so that we can send them a link to the training and give them their own system account.
Is there a refund policy?
We want you to be completely satisfied with your training. We offer a 30 day, no hassle, no quibble, money-back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied.
To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not complete the training in order to make a valid refund claim.
Will the course work on a tablet or mobile phone?
We recommend using a desktop or laptop for the best learning experience. This course can also be taken on tablet and mobile devices - including iPads and iPhones.
Is a specific internet browser recommended?
For the best possible experience, we recommend learners use Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 11 or Firefox. Please ensure there are no updates pending on your browser.
How long do learners have to complete a course?
There is no set completion time for this course. Learners can study in their own time at their own speed and may pause, leave and come back to the system to continue the training at any time.
Does the course contain sound?
Yes, this course contains sound. For those without sound on their computer or device, the narration is covered in an optional text box at the bottom of the training.
How long is the certificate valid for?
There is no set time for how long this certificate is valid for. It is generally recognised that certificates are renewed every three years.
Bulk discounts are available on purchases of more than 10 courses.
If you wish to discuss a large individual order for this course, and/or would like to be invoiced in advance, please call our sales team on 01943 885 085 to make an enquiry.