This improvement work aimed to reduce prescription errors and improve health care professionals’ knowledge by introducing the following initiatives: (1) redesign of the diabetes prescription chart; and (2) implementing a root cause analysis prescription error pathway which involves a targeted approach to education for the individual who made the error.
This quality improvement report describes the experience of formulating a sustainable structure of support in primary schools to promote safe insulin use.
In this quality improvement report the authors from St George's NHS Trust outline their approach to standardise insulin prescribing to improve safety in hospitals.
Improving the quality of care for patients with type 1 diabetes: dose adjustment for normal eating (DAFNE)
Dose adjustment for normal eating’ (DAFNE) is a 5-day structured education programme for adults with type 1 diabetes that provides the knowledge and skills required for insulin adjustment on a meal-by-meal basis, within a safe environment.