Medication safety training and development
Training courses and workshops for clinicans on medication safety
Due to the nature of high risk medicines, the SA Health's High Risk Medicines safety initiative raises awareness on how high risk medicine errors occur and how they can be prevented.
About 31% of Australia’s one million diabetics use insulin to control their disease and prevent long term complications. Highly effective when used appropriately, insulin is also recognised as a high risk medicine being one of the top five medicines reported in global incident monitoring systems.
Errors with insulin therapy cause serious harm and can be fatal.
Complete the eLearning modules for high risk medicines, including insulin and refer to the Insulin - Safety Tips fact sheet (PDF 171KB) which addresses:
For further information e-mail HealthMedicationSafety@sa.gov.au