Safe Use of Insulin - elearning 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 elearning 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 the Safe Use of Insulin programme, you will need an elfh account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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To view the Safe Use of Insulin programme, select the View button below. If you already have an account with elfh, you will also be able to login and enrol on the programme from the View button.

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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 elearning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.

Further details are available here.

Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access elfh Hub, you may be able to access the service by creating an OpenAthens account.

To check whether or not you qualify for free access via OpenAthens, you can view the eligibility criteria and register on the ‘OpenAthens’ portal.

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 elfh 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 elfh 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 www.nmds-sc-online.org.uk or contact the Skills for Care Support Service on 0845 8730129.

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

Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the Safe Use of Insulin programme, please contact elfh directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact elfh directly to express interest.

More information

Please select the following link for more information on how to use the elfh Hub.

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