Eight educational videos launched by Injection Technique Matters (ITM) have been promoted during the coronavirus lockdown.
They were officially released at the 2019 Diabetes Professional Care conference, which took place on October 29 and 30.
They were part of the #BackToBasics initiative, which has been “revisiting the essentials to ensure optimum injection technique”, with a series of tips already shared on social media.
Founding member and chair Debbie Hicks, who is a Nurse Consultant, said: “Good injection technique ensures that you get the most out of your injectable therapy and achieve the best blood glucose control possible while avoiding complications associated with poor injection technique.
“We are on a mission to spread good practice, with our Back to Basics campaign aiming to revisit the essentials to ensure optimum injection technique.”
ITM is part of Trend Diabetes and was officially launched at the Diabetes Professional Care conference 2018.
The board of ITM also includes Dr Debra Adams, Assistant Director of Infection Prevention and Control, NHS Midlands, NHS England and NHS Improvement as well as Specialist Practice Nurse Jane Diggle and Carole Gelder, CYP Diabetes Nurse Specialist.
Resources already produced by ITM include:
- Best Practice Guideline to support Correct Injection Technique in Diabetes Care
- Toolkit folder
- Things you need to know about injections
- Key things to remember if you use injectable medication to treat your diabetes
ITM is funded by B. Braun UK, GlucoRx and Owen Mumford.
For more information about ITM and the Back to Basics, click here.
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