This course provides a foundation level of education to all healthcare professionals that care for children and young people with diabetes and their families.
For children using insulin their diabetes must be carefully managed, including the many hours spent at school. The 'Safe at school' resources from the American Diabetes Association include webinars and educational materials for both parents and teachers. The materials cover the main principles of safe management of insulin in children and will useful in all countries.
This handout was produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to educate clinical staff on recommended infection control and safe injection practices. Although written for US clinicians it is a useful basis for development of local patient safety information around insulin injection in any country.
This suite of five free e-learning modules supports healthcare professionals to ensure diabetes is treated safely. Insulin safety training is now a requirement for all those who prescribe, prepare, handle or administer insulin.
Diabetes is a widespread and growing condition, but insulin treatment is complex. The Regional Insulin Safety and Knowledge Project is working to reduce the risk of prescribing errors.