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Insulin Administration: Expert Tips from Experienced Nurses at Bharosa

Insulin Administration NDIS

If you or your loved ones are managing diabetes, it is necessary to understand the proper management techniques of insulin. Here are some essential tips from experienced nurses at Bharosa Community Services to ensure safe and effective Insulin Administration.

Check the Prescription:

We always make sure that you have the correct type and dosage of insulin as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Mistakes in insulin type or dosage can have serious consequences to your health.

Inspect the Insulin:

Before administration, we check the insulin for any abnormalities. It is necessary to ensure it is clear and colourless, and the expiration date has not passed.

Choose the Right Site:

We know the rotation technique of injection sites to prevent tissue damage. Common injection sites include the abdomen, thighs, and upper arms. But one should avoid injecting into scar tissue or moles.

Proper Needle Technique:

We use a new, sterile needle for each injection. Our experienced nurses pinch the skin gently and inject at a 90-degree angle that lets the needle reach subcutaneous tissue, not muscle.

Wait After Injection:

After injecting, our team is trained to count to 5-10 seconds before withdrawing the needle. This helps prevent insulin leakage.

Record and Communicate:

We keep a record of your insulin doses and any changes in your regimen. On the other hand, we also share this information with your healthcare team during follow-up appointments.

Be Consistent:

We are aware of keeping track record of insulin at the same time each day to maintain consistent blood glucose levels. We consult with your endocrinologist if you need to adjust your schedule and doses.

Emergency Preparedness:

Our professional team always has a backup plan in case of insulin administration issues. We carry glucose tablets or other fast-acting sources of sugar in case of hypoglycemia.

Storage:

We assist you in storing insulin as recommended i.e. usually in the refrigerator. However, be aware that in-use insulin can be kept at room temperature for a certain duration, as specified in the product’s instructions.

If you have difficulty administering insulin or experience any problems, don’t hesitate to seek help from our professional team of experienced nurses. Your health and well-being are our top priorities.
Remember, insulin administration is a critical aspect of diabetes management. That’s why it is essential to always follow your healthcare provider’s guidance and find an NDIS provider with experienced nurses or medical experts. Support and guidance regarding diabetes management are essential factors to help you meet your NDIS goals.

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