In this short film, National Specialty Advisor for Diabetes, Partha Kar shares 4 steps for improving the safety of diabetic inpatients.
Highlighting practical resources along the way, Partha focuses on the following key areas to help colleagues understand how they can improve outcomes locally:
- Identifying support needs quickly
- Self-management policy
- Peri-operative safety policy
- Free insulin safety training.
Links to all of the resources mentioned in the film can be found at the bottom of this page.
Partha Kar: National Specialty Advisor for Diabetes
- Getting it Right First Time: Diabetes
- Getting it Right First Time: Best Practice Library
- National Diabetes In-patient Audit - Harms
- E-Learning Insulin Safety module
- Guideline for Perioperative Care for People with Diabetes Mellitus Undergoing Elective and Emergency Surgery (CPOC)
- Diabetes inpatient and hospital care (Diabetes UK)
- Perioperative Diabetes: High and Lows (NCEPOD)
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