During the past few years, many new insulin delivery devices have been developed and promoted. This has enabled healthcare professionals to offer users and their carers a wide range of new technologic devices for insulin delivery, including insulin pens and pumps as well as traditional insulin syringes.
This e-learning course has been developed to raise awareness of the different devices and sharps that are available in order to ensure that the right insulin, in the right dose, is administered in the right way and at the right time.
By completing this module you should be able to:
- Update your knowledge in the use of insulin syringes and describe the different types of insulin pen devices and their action.
- Explain the action and safe use of insulin pumps.
- Describe the safe storage and disposal of sharps.
This course is split into sections covering the following insulin delivery devices:
- Insulin Syringes
- Insulin Pen Devices
- Insulin Pumps
- Sharps Safety
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines
On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.
This module will take approximately 1 – 2 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.
This module is aimed at people with diabetes and their carers who use insulin. It is also particularly suited to all levels of healthcare professional, who in their line of work may be expected to handle or administer insulin using an insulin syringe, insulin pen device, insulin pump and sharps.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.