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29 Oct 2012
NHS Diabetes launches new hypoglycaemia e-learning module
This week, NHS Diabetes is continuing their campaign for increased patient safety by launching a new e-learning module. The Safe Management of Hypoglycaemia (SMH) is aimed at healthcare professionals, but is also invaluable for people with diabetes and their families.
The aim of the module is to improve patient safety by reducing the number of patients who experience hypoglycaemia, wherever the person with diabetes is at the time.
The training focuses on the key elements of managing hypos:
- What is a hypo?
- Signs and symptoms
- Treatment of hypos
- How to avoid hypos
- Driving and hypos
The module is available on the NHS Diabetes website and is designed to be simple to complete, taking no more than an half an hour or so to do. It does not have to be completed all in one sitting and users will receive a PDF certificate on successful completion of each module.
Helen Wilkinson, NHS Diabetes Programme Lead for Safety, said: This new module has been produced in addition to the Safe Use of Insulin (SUI), Intravenous Insulin Infusion (III) and Safe Use of Non-Insulin Therapies (SUNIT) modules. These modules have proved popular with healthcare professionals with 90,344, 13,950 and 3,211 registrations respectively.
We are delighted to be able to offer this free training to further improve patient safety in diabetes care.
Go to the Healthcare e-Academy website to access the e-learning module.
Find out more about this e-learning course in our Safety web pages.