Course Description

Blood glucose monitoring is widely undertaken in several clinical situations, in fact, blood glucose meters designed for use by healthcare professionals have been available since the 1970s, and devices suitable for self-monitoring first became available in the UK in 1980. Since then, they have improved in speed, accuracy and reliability, and reduced in size.

Our Glucose Monitoring course is aimed at clinical staff working with or responsible for testing blood glucose levels and monitoring the wellbeing of people with low (hypoglycaemia) and high (hyperglycaemia) blood glucose levels.

Care Learning & Development provides a friendly relaxed environment where participants can have ample opportunity to ask questions and discuss the purpose of the monitoring and agree how results should be interpreted and acted on.

Learning Outcomes

After this half-day course staff will be able to:

  • Understand the difference between blood glucose and blood sugar levels
  • Understand why it is important that glucose levels are monitored and controlled, and the definition of a normal and excessive blood glucose level is
  • Know how to identify the signs and symptoms (adrenergic, glucagon and neuroglycopenic manifestations, etc)
  • Know when and how do we test
  • Understand how to help manage irregular blood glucose levels
  • Gain an understanding of legal requirements and legislation
  • Demonstrate practical session on taking blood sugar levels

A simulated competency assessment will take place at the end of the session, supervised by one of our trainers, allowing delegates to return to the workplace and embed the learning further until deemed competent within their organisation’s guidelines and protocols.