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.
- 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:
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
Page last updated: March 09, 2014