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 blood 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.
School Nurse Pump Education Program
This full-day program, 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.
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:
- 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
Objective: Identify advanced pump features used to improve glycemic control.
- Managing Exercise on an Insulin Pump
Objective: Describe the management of physical activity with insulin pump therapy.
CDC 2017 Nearly 18,000 youth are diagnosed each year with Type 1 diabetes
Questions about the program? Contact the program coordinator by SNP-CC [at] joslin.harvard.edu (email) or call 617-309-4530.