Top Ten Tips for Using Insulin Safely and Effectively in Primary Care

The extent to which primary care clinicians are involved in insulin management varies and will be influenced by local arrangements for service delivery as well as an individual’s interest and competency in this aspect of diabetes care. It is, however, inevitable that most doctors, nurses and increasingly pharmacists will, at some point, be required to make decisions about insulin therapy whether that be offering dose adjustment advice to patients during illness or following an episode of hypoglycaemia, issuing or dispensing a repeat prescription or even administering an insulin injection.

Insulin is a high-risk medication and much has changed with the recent launch of new concentrations, insulin combined with a GLP-Receptor Agonist and a biosimilar insulin.

In this session Jane shares some “Top Tips” for ensuring insulin is used safely and effectively in primary care.

Learning outcomes:

  • To raise awareness and understanding of the dangers associated with insulin.
  • To explore strategies to avoid patient harm from insulin and promote its safe use.
  • To provide an update on the different insulins available and the need for regular training

Thursday 15th November 2018

12:40 - 13:10

TREND-UK & Injection Technique Theatre

Speakers

Jane Diggle
Practice Nurse with an interest in Diabetes, TREND UK

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