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The Safe Use of Intravenous Insulin Infusion in Adults

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On average this
course contributes
2 hours
towards your CPD

This module aims to increase learner's knowledge and confidence in the safe and effective use of an intravenous insulin infusion (III). It is aimed at medical and nursing staff providing care for adults on an III. The course is also relevant for medical students and pharmacists who will learn about the important aspects of caring for people on an III.

On completion, learners will be able to recognise the common errors associated with the use of an intravenous insulin infusion and demonstrate an understanding of the principles of prescribing, preparing and proactive on-going management of an intravenous insulin infusion.

On completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • Recognise the common errors associated with the use of an intravenous insulin infusion.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of preparing and proactive on-going management of an intravenous insulin infusion.

Course Details

Lesson Plan

Areas covered include:

  • Welcome and Learning Outcomes
  • Background
  • Introduction to Intravenous Insulin Infusion (III)
  • Use in Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)
  • Use in Adults with Diabetes Undergoing Surgery and Elective Procedures

Target Audience

This module is aimed at medical and nursing staff providing care for adults on an intravenous insulin infusion (III). The course is also relevant for medical students and pharmacists who will learn about the important aspects of caring for people on an III.

Duration

With approximately 70 interactive screens, it is estimated that this module will take approximately 2 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages and revisit whenever you wish. The system will record your progress throughout.

Certification

On completion of this course you will be able to print a Virtual College certificate.

CPD Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines


Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


What our customers have said

It was easy to learn from simple to follow, provides good content
18/04/2016 AV
Very clear, re use of fixed rate and variable rate infusions. Good re-enforcing of how to prepare and use safely. I think the module is presented clearly and is easy to work through. Good learning tool.
13/04/2016 ND
I found this course is very useful and I will suggest my staff to go for it.Thank you to all the staff who worked hard to provide this module.
10/04/2016 GT
I liked the diabetes suite and that it was divided up into a few courses that I could complete at my own pace
23/03/2016 KC
Easy to use. Informative and extra information if needed from a variety of sources.
06/03/2016 MA
Very simple instructions. I liked the pace of the module. I liked the frequent assessment.
17/02/2016 AK
It was so simple to follow and I found it very informative. I found I learned a lot. The links and recommended reading was very good too.
08/02/2016 PH
I liked the way it is presented i.e aural, written and visual. It is good to be able to access the guidelines whilst on line eg JBDS
12/01/2016 DK
Easy to navigate. Questions relevant to teaching material and practice
02/10/2015 RR
Very clear, informative and useful. Thank you
01/10/2015 LC

Cost and Discounts

£5 + vat - This cost is for a single user.

Do you qualify to access this module free of charge?

The Safe Use Intravenous Insulin Infusion in Adults of e-learning module is free to all healthcare professionals living or working in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. To register please go to our self registration page at http://nhsdiabetes.healthcareea.co.uk

For those outside of the UK there is a small fee for the module.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact info@ukvirtual-college.co.uk, or telephone UKVC Sales on 01943-605976.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

Alternatively; if you have a specific question or concern why not contact us directly ?

What

This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.

How

The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course

When

This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 2 hours.

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