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Diabetes series on safe use of insulin and hypoglycaemia

  • Released: 07/2010
  • Study time: 6h:0m

These four e-learning modules are suitable for healthcare professionals who provide care for adults with diabetes in all settings. They have been produced to increase your knowledge of insulin and its safe and effective use, to enable you to recognise and effectively treat hypoglycaemia and to recognise where non-insulin therapies can be used.
By accessing this e-learning you will have the opportunity to access the following topics (please note each module is approximately 1.5 study hours):

Click on the links to see the aims and learning objectives for each module
How to access this e-learning: You will be entering the NHS Diabetes website when you access this programme. You may previously have had difficulties in accessing this learning if you are working in the community sector and do not have an NHS email account. NHS Diabetes has now set up a link to enable all CPPE learners to access this learning. When you enter the NHS Diabetes website, select ENGLAND and then click on REGISTER. Then tick the box to confirm that you have read the terms and conditions and click on REGISTER. You will then be asked what type of organisation you are from. From the drop-down menu, select ‘Non NHS Organisations’ if you are working in the community sector. If you work in the hospital sector, select ‘NHS Organisations’. On the next screen, tick the box next to ‘The Safe Use of Insulin’, then click REGISTER NOW. Then you are taken to the New User Registration form. Under ‘Organisation’, type in any letter and then select the name of your organisation from the drop-down menu. If you are a community pharmacist / pharmacy technician, select ‘CPPE Community Pharmacists – England Only’ from this list and, under ‘Organisation Code’, type ‘644323’. When you have completed the form, select REGISTER. You will then be given a password to allow you to log in. You will also receive confirmation of your registration by email. Please note: This e-learning programme has been developed and provided by NHS Diabetes. CPPE is grateful to our colleagues for allowing access to this programme.

Learning objectives

By clicking on the links above you can see the learning objectives for each of the four modules.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-registration trainees