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Insulin Pump Education for School Nurses

The School Nurse Pump Education Program is a full day program designed by the pediatric staff at the Joslin Diabetes Center under the direction of Lori Laffel, M.D., M.P.H., Joslin's Chief of the Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Section. The program will provide school nurses with a greater understanding of the management of school-age children and adolescents wearing insulin pumps. 

Learning Objectives:

  • To identify reasons for pump therapy
  • To discuss factors that predict successful pump therapy
  • To better understand which pediatric patients are the best candidates for pump therapy
  • To review the calculation of insulin doses
  • To review the different pumps on the market and receive hands-on instruction with each pump

6.25 contact hours will be awarded to nurses.

Click here to download the registration form/brochure (pdf).

All attendees will go to the following four breakout sessions:

Pump Basics

Objective: Define common terminology of insulin pump therapy. Identify the name of insulin pump parts and accessories.

Does Insulin Pump Therapy Improve Clinical Outcomes?

Objective: Identify potential clinical outcomes in insulin pump therapy.

Advanced Insulin Pump Strategies

Objecive: Identify advanced pump features used to improve glycemic control.

Managing Exercise on an Insulin Pump

Objecive: Describe the management of physical activity with insulin pump therapy.

Next Pump Program

Fall 2014, date TBD


Joslin Diabetes Center
One Joslin Place
Boston, MA 02215



Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact

Suzanne Mickey at

or at

If you would like to sign up to receive information about future programs for school nurses, click here.

Page last updated: July 25, 2014