Safe Use of Insulin - e-Learning for Healthcare
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About the Safe Use of Insulin programme

The Safe Use of Insulin programme, aimed at all healthcare staff, has been designed to help reduce the errors in the prescription and administration of insulin. The programme consists of one e-learning session, which is based upon the recommendations and guidance contained in the National Patient Safety Agency alert highlighting the most common errors in prescription and administration of insulin. The session aims to reduce insulin errors and to ensure that patients receive safe and effective treatment. The content provides an increased understanding and awareness of insulin and also demonstrates the most frequent errors associated with the use of insulin, together with advice on how errors can be avoided. The content also covers the potential side-effects of using insulin and effective counteractions.

This programme was developed with the support of Health Education South West and Health Education North West.

How to access

In order to access any e-LfH programme, you will need an e-LfH account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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If you already have an account with e-LfH, then you can enrol on to the Safe Use of Insulin programme by logging in to the e-LfH Hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the programme. You can then access the programme immediately in the My e-Learning section.

Access for care home or hospice staff

To register for the Safe Use of Insulin programme, select the Register button. Select the option ‘I am a care home or hospice worker’ then enter your care home / hospice name or postcode and select it from the options available in the drop down list. Finally enter your care home / hospice registration code and select ‘Register’. You may need to see your employer to get this code.

If your employer does not have a code, then they need to contact the e-LfH Support Team. The support team can either give the employer the registration code or arrange a bulk upload of all staff.

Access for social care professionals

Access to e-LfH content is available to all social care professionals in England whose employers are registered with the Skills for Care National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC). Every employer providing NMDS-SC workforce information to Skills for Care has been given a user registration code for their staff. This code enables you to self-register for access to Safe Use of Insulin. Please contact your employer for more details about the registration code. For information about registering your organisation with the NMDS-SC your employer should access or contact the Skills for Care Support Service on 0845 8730129.

If you have a registration code, you can register by clicking here.

Access for NHS healthcare staff in England

The Safe Use of Insulin programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this e-Learning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.

Further details are available here.

e-LfH is a Health Education England Programme in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies