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Insulin safety workshop for community pharmacy professionals

  • Released: 02/2019
  • Reviewed: N/A
  • Study time: 3h:0m

This is an interactive workshop allowing you to meet experts to discuss the management and rationale for different insulin prescribing regimes, working with peers to consider how you can ensure safer insulin prescribing for your patients and using effective person centred consultation skill to deliver high quality care.

Learning objectives

On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:

  • explain the principles of management and rationale for different insulin regimens
  • apply the knowledge of insulin regimens when reviewing prescriptions and awareness of potential errors
  • develop strategies to work towards safer insulin prescribing for your patients
  • describe management recommendations to patients, carers and healthcare professionals regarding hypoglycaemia
  • provide individualised information to help patients manage sick days and when to refer
  • demonstrate effective consultation skills and use these to improve the care of people with diabetes

How to use this programme

When you book onto this workshop you will be able to access the resources that you need to complete your learning. If there is a pre-workshop book associated with your workshop, then this will be sent to you in the post and you will also be able to download it in PDF form.

At the workshop your facilitator will provide any materials for you to refer to and complete during the event.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-registration trainees