NHS Diabetes has been shortlisted in the Patient Safety category of the HSJ 2011 awards for its roll-out of our Safe Use of Insulin elearning course. The award category requires that an organisation can demonstrate that patient safety is at the very heart of its culture. The winners will be announced on the 15 November, at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.
Offered completely free to Healthcare organisations in England the elearning course developed in partnership with NHS Diabetes has seen 60,150 people register and a staggering 39,414 complete the course in a single year.
The initiative has proved that elearning is not only a fast and cost effective way of training large numbers of people but that the end result is a positive change in the behaviour of those trained.
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 providers learners with an increased understanding of the possible side effects of insulin and how these should be treated.
To register for your free Safe Use of Insulin elearning course visit: