RESOURCES - GENERAL USE

Downloadable resource for general use.

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Application form

The next national PITstop course will take place in June and Sepember 2017 at the Holiday Inn, Wrotham Heath, Kent, TN15 7RS (just off M20).

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HbA1c chart

One of the practical resources from the PITstop student folder

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PITstop general rules

PITstop general rules for starting insulin, dose titration, insulin problem solving and insulin intensification

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Poster: training and mentorship influences patient outcomes

Shakespeare Health Centre in Hillingdon decided to focus on diabetes service improvements and this poster maps out their journey and improved patient outcomes from 2015 to 2017.

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Pre course letter

Details of the precourse learning and audit recommendations prior to attending a PITstop course

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Diabetes UK poster

Students felt more confident to support people with type 2 diabetes after attending PITstop

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Pre course reading & e-learning

Recommended pre course reading and e-learning modules.

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Role of the mentor

Details about the criteria for becoming and mentor and what their role entails. Updated April 2017

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RCGP accreditation

What RCGP accreditation means to GPs and other healthcare professionals completing PITstop. Updated April 2017

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PITstop prescribing guidance

Prescribing guidance for PITstop-trained non prescribers, non medical (independent) prescribers and GPs. Updated April 2017

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Illness algorithm for type 2 diabetes

This algorithm has been adapted, with kind permission from the Leicester diabetes team, from the Leicestershire Diabetes Guidelines: insulin therapy, 2016, 2nd edition.

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Carbohydrate servings and meal planning. PrePITstop resource

A patient handout that helps to capture eating patterns, on a time line, and increase carbohydrate awareness. Updated April 2017

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Your diabetes results explained. PrePITstop resource

A useful leaflet explaining screening results.

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Blood glucose strip calculator

A tool to use as a guide the appropriate use of blood glucose monitoring and prescription requirements. Updated April 2017

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Competency assessment

All PITstop students are advised to complete the competency assessment following the course. This document is part of the university accreditation requirements.

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Clinical Target Log

If you have identified gaps in your competency, having read through the PITstop competency assessment, you are advised to complete part of or all of the clinical target log. Replaced the Clinical Assessment April 2017

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University accreditation pathway

A guide to what is expected of you if you choose to complete the PITstop course and the university accreditation (15 credits at diploma level). Updated April 2017

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Course evaluation example

Example of a PITstop course student evaluation report

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3-year training model

A useful resource when planning a local training programme

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Primary care training model

A useful resource when planning a local training programme

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Insulin safety self-directed learning

This handout has links to the key insulin safety document, including NICE ktt20 (2017) and the 'Six steps to insulin safety' e-learning module

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