This Course will provide an update on insulin therapy, and the vital role insulin plays in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus.
- Why is insulin a high-risk medicine?
- How does carbohydrate intake impact on glucose and insulin levels?
- How should insulin be safely prepared and stored?
- Includes practical demonstrations and much, much more...
Insulin is required by all people with type 1 diabetes, as well as by the majority of people with type 2 diabetes after ten years' duration of the condition. It is a high-risk medicine with significant dangers if administered inappropriately.
Regular review of the general principles that underlie the prescription and administration of insulin preparations for those with insulin-requiring diabetes mellitus is essential for competent nursing practice and the Quality Use of Medicines (QUM).
The purpose of this Course is to enhance knowledge of insulin therapy by reviewing basic information about insulin, its use, and the administration for the treatment of people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus.
- Correlate administration of insulin with current best practice techniques.
- Differentiate between types of insulin in order to effectively individualise treatment for patients.
- Identify issues regarding the safe use of insulin to prevent adverse patient outcomes.
This Course is relevant to all healthcare professionals who care for individuals with type 1 and type 2 diabetes who require insulin.
The presenter discloses that within the past 12 months she has participated on advisory boards in reviewing education material and providing presentations.
This learning activity has been evaluated prior to and during production to ensure the integrity of this content is not in any way biased. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.