Education

The following information is intended for healthcare professionals only

The following online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) modules for Australian pharmacists are focused on helping people with diabetes understand the importance of injection technique.

Australian College of Pharmacy (ACP)


Improving the injecting experience for patients using insulin.

CPD accredited online education program.

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Supported by an unrestricted grand from BD, this ACP learning module describes the different challenges faced by people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, including the commencement of insulin therapy and some of the common adverse events.1

The module also reviews needle length in line with clinical research and highlights the importance of correct injection technique for a comfortable and effective injection experience.1,2

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia


Improving the injecting experience for patients using insulin.

CPD accredited online education program.

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This activity has been accredited for 2.0 hrs of Group 1 CPD (or 2.0 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 2.0 hrs of Group 2 CPD (or 4.0 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.3

Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA)


FITTER injection delivery: insulin, diabetes and beyond.

CPD accredited online education program.

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This session provides the latest evidence for practical and comprehensive recommendations for diabetes injections and infusions, informed by the large international Forum for Injection Technique and Therapy: Expert Recommendations (FITTER) workshop.4


* FITTER stands for the Forum for Injection Technique & Therapy Expert Recommendations

  1. Australian College of Pharmacy education module, Improving the injecting experience for patients using insulin, accessed via www.acp.edu.au
  2. Frid AH, Kreugel G, Grassi G et al. Mayo Clin Proc. September 2016:91(9):1231-1255.
  3. The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Guild Learning & Development accessed via www.guild.org.au/training/courses/improving-the-injecting-experience-for-patients-using-insulin
  4. Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, FITTER injection delivery: insulin, diabetes and beyond accessed via www.psa.org.au/public-cpd/new-fitter-injection-delivery-recorded-conference-session