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The Safe Use of Insulin Syringes, Pen Devices, Pumps and Sharps

Course Overview

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On average this
course contributes
1 - 2 hours
towards your CPD

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.

Course Details

Lesson Plan

This course is split into sections covering the following insulin delivery devices:

  • Insulin Syringes
  • Insulin Pen Devices
  • Insulin Pumps
  • Sharps Safety

Target Audience

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.


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 and revisit whenever you wish. The system will record your progress throughout.


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

The module was full of learning.
18/04/2016 MV
I enjoyed the references and being able to print out reading and information
05/04/2016 AR
I loved this module, it really helped me to fully understand the use of insulin. Very well done.
31/03/2016 KU
Really informative and easy to navigate, good links
07/02/2016 BH
Very good information on different types of devices, their comparison and what they look like.
13/01/2016 AS
Very interesting information taught in an easy to learn fashion.
04/11/2015 AM
The module gave links to some excellent resources. I found it very helpful and hope that I can now be more confident in my understanding of insulin delivery devices
30/10/2015 CC
Very easy to understand
22/09/2015 JD div>
1 - I learnt a lot about insulin pumps2 - I especially like the print out tables of all types of insulin pen and insulin pumps
LM 27/03/2015div>

Cost and Discounts

£30 + VAT - This cost is for a single user.

Do you qualify to access this module free of charge?

The Safe Use of Insulin e-learning module is free to all individuals working or studying in England, to register please go to our self registration page at

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

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact, 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 ?


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.


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


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 1 - 2 hours.

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