People with diabetes are encouraged to manage their own diabetes on a day-to-day basis; however, when they are admitted to hospital, this is often not the case and dangerous errors can occur. If the self-management of diabetes is to be successfully implemented in hospital,then ward-based staff need to develop the skills and knowledge required to support this. This article describes a 8cascade training programme in Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to enable ward-based nurses to assess their patients' ability to administer their own insulin and support self management. In addition, the authors audited compliance with Trust guidance for the self-administration of insulin.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Diabetes Nursing|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Jul 2014|
- Cascade training
- Competency assessment
- Self administration of insulin