School Nurse with type one boy testing blood sugar.

Train with the Best

School-age children spend nearly half of their waking hours in school. If they have diabetes, they need support in school to ensure their safety.

That’s why it’s so important for school nurses to be up-to-date with current treatment plans for diabetes and the type of issues that affect school-age children. In addition, all students with diabetes must have a written, individualized Diabetes Health Care Plan that meets the requirements of section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

With this plan, it is necessary for school nurses to understand some of the issues children with diabetes face, including monitoring glucose, dealing with hypoglycemia, the role of food and activity, field trip preparation, and more. At Joslin Diabetes Center, we offer classes designed to train school nurses in the management of diabetes - so they're fully prepared at work. If you have questions about the program you can SNP-CC [at] joslin.harvard.edu (email) or call 617-309-4530.

 

Diabetes Education Program for School Nurses

This program is offered two times a year in Spring and Fall. This one-day program is offered designed by the pediatric staff at Joslin Diabetes Center provides school nurses with up-to-date diabetes information in order to create a safe learning environment.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the etiology and pathophysiology of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes in youth.
  • Identify current treatment plans and tools utilized in the management of diabetes in children and adolescents and apply them to the school setting.
  • Review the role food and nutrition play in the management of diabetes.
  • Describe factors influencing and methods to maintain blood glucose control during exercise and physical activity for youth with diabetes.
7:30-8:15 AM Check-in & Breakfast
8:15-8:30 AM Welcome
8:30-9:30 AM Etiology & Pathophysiology of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
9:30-10:30 AM Integrating Diabetes Management Plans into the School Day
10:30-11:00 AM Break, Networking, & Vendors
11:00-11:55 AM Breakout Session 1
11:55-12:35 PM Lunch, Networking, & Vendors
12:35-1:35 PM Healthy Nutrition and Carbohydrate Counting: What you need to know!
1:35-2:05 PM Managing Exercise During the School Day
2:10-3:05 PM Breakout Session 2
3:10-4:05 PM Breakout Session 3
4:05-4:20 PM Program Evaluations & Contact Hours Certificate

Breakout Sessions - Participants will choose three sessions to attend.

  1. Food at School: School Lunches, Parties, and Special Treats 

    -Portion sizes
    -Carbohydrate counting challenge
    -School lunches: “brown bag”, school lunch
    -Parties and special events: food, planning, diabetes management

  2. School Planning 101: Diabetes Management Plans, 504s, and IEPs

    -Goals of school plans
    -Types of plans: DMMP, 504, IEP
    -Student examples
    -Resources

  3. Insulin Pumps, Meters, and Other Technologies

    -Advantages and disadvantages
    -Goals of pump therapy
    -Types of insulin pumps
    -Calculating insulin doses
    -School nurse responsibilities

    Note: Does not offer hands-on practice with pumps

  4. Beyond Medical Management: Psychosocial Challenges in Youth with Diabetes

    -Challenges for youth with diabetes: diabetes burnout, peer issues, school issues
    -Strategies for dealing with challenges
    -Case studies

  5. Two Perspectives: Q&A with a Diabetes Educator and a Parent of a Child with Diabetes

    -Parental concerns
    -Staff needs and concerns
    -Roles of non-medical school personnel

  6. Common Dilemmas and Solutions in Diabetes 

    -Causes of poor glycemic control
    -Falsification of blood glucose data
    -Insulin omission
    -Diabetes burnout (medical perspective)
    -Family stressors
    -Problem-solving
    -Parental concerns
    -Staff needs and concerns
    -Roles of non-medical school personnel

 

This activity will be submitted to the American Nurses Association Massachusetts (ANA MASS) for approval to award contact hours. ANA Massachusetts is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
In order to receive contact hours, attendees must sign in and stay for the entire program.

 

 

Registration is $125.00 per person

  • Price includes CEU certificate and program materials.
  • Full payment or PO is required upon registration.
  • Joslin W-9 is available upon request.
  • Registration must be completed by Thursday, March 26, 2020.
  • No refund will be made for cancellation after Friday, March 20.
    Cancellation before Friday, March 20 is available for refund after $25 processing fee.

Register online here.

 

Upcoming Classes

Diabetes 101-1

Thursday, September 10
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
$30.00/person
$25.00/person for a group of 5+

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Diabetes 101-2

Saturday, October 24 during the Halloween Party
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
$30.00/person
$25.00/person for a group of 5+

https://cvent.me/87XrdP

 

Introduction to Technologies

Tuesday, November 10
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
$30.00/person
$25.00/person for group of 5+

https://cvent.me/ebg2dZ

 

Diabetes 101 & Intro to Technologies 1

Thursday, September 10, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Tuesday, November 10, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
$55.00/person
$45.00/person for a group of 5+

https://cvent.me/PqP3WL

 

Diabetes 101 & Intro to Technologies 2

Saturday, October 24, 10:00 AM –12:00 PM during Halloween Party
Tuesday, November 10, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
$55.00/person
$45.00/person for a group of 5+

https://cvent.me/mqB5dy

 

 

Pricing

Single Class

Individual

$30.00/person

Single Class

Group of 5+ people

$25.00/person

Both 101 & Tech

Individual

$55.00/person

Both 101 & Tech

Group of 5+ people

$45.00/person

CDC 2017 Nearly 18,000 youth are diagnosed each year with Type 1 diabetes

School Nurse Pump Education Program

This full-day program is designed by the pediatric staff at the Joslin Diabetes Center. The program provides school nurses with a greater understanding of the management of school-age children and adolescents wearing insulin pumps.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe pump therapy as a method of insulin delivery
  • Identify the 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 

This continuing nursing education activity is approved by the American Nurses Association Massachusetts (ANA MASS), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation to award 6.5 contact hours.

No partial credit will be warded.
In order to receive contact hours, attendees must sign in and stay for the entire program.

All attendees will go to the following four breakout sessions:

  1. Pump Basics
    Objective: Define common terminology of insulin pump therapy. Identify the name of insulin pump parts and accessories.
  2. Does Insulin Pump Therapy Improve Clinical Outcomes?
    Objective: Identify potential clinical outcomes in insulin pump therapy.
  3. Advanced Insulin Pump Strategies
    Objective: Identify advanced pump features used to improve glycemic control.
  4. Managing Exercise on an Insulin Pump
    Objective: Describe the management of physical activity with insulin pump therapy.

Stay Informed

Questions about the program? Contact the program coordinator by SNP-CC [at] joslin.harvard.edu (email) or call 617-309-4530.