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Insulin Pump Education for School Nurses

The Insulin Pump Education Program for School Nurses 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:

• Describe pump therapy as a method of insulin delivery
• Identify advantages and disadvantages of insulin pump therapy
• Describe the use of insulin pump therapy in the school setting
• Explain the calculation of insulin doses
• Discuss common issues with pump therapy that arise in the school setting
• Identify new glucose monitoring technology
• List the characteristics associated with successful pump therapy in pediatric patients

Contact Hours -
This continuing nursing education activity was approved for 6.41 contact hours by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Registration -

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

Saturday, November 8th, 2014


Joslin Diabetes Center
One Joslin Place
Boston, MA 02215



Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact

Stella Lu at

or at

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

Page last updated: May 25, 2015