School Nurse with type one boy testing blood sugar.

Train with the Best

At Joslin Diabetes we offer two classes for school nurses, the Diabetes Education Program and the Pump Education Program. Both classes are designed to train school nurses in the management of diabetes - so they're fully prepared at work. This year both programs will be offered virtually.

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.

School Nurse Pump Education Program

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Live/Virtual
This program will be LIVE, and will NOT be posted online afterwards.

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 

Download the Fall 2020 Pump Education Brochure 


 

Welcome

8:00-8:15 AM

Introduction to Pump Therapy

8:15-9:00 AM

Realities of Pump Therapy in Youth

9:00-9:30 AM

Carbohydrate Counting & Insulin Dose Calculations with the Pump

9:30-10:00 AM

Break

10:00-10:15 AM

Troubleshooting for the Pump

10:15-10:45 AM

Other Diabetes Technology: Continuous Glucose Monitoring

10:45-11:15 AM

Pump Readiness

11:15-11:45 AM

Lunch

11:45-12:15 PM

Pump Basic

12:15-1:00 PM

Does Insulin Pump Therapy Improve Clinical Outcomes?

1:00-1:45 PM

Break

1:45-2:00 PM

Advanced Insulin Pump Strategies

2:00-2:45 PM

Managing Exercise on an Insulin Pump

2:45-3:30 PM

Q&A, Closure

3:35-3:50 PM

 

 

Introduction to Pump Therapy

  • What is an insulin pump?
  • Rational for initiating pump therapy
  • Terminology associated with pump therapy
  • Responsibilities of the school nurse in managing a student on pump therapy
  • Flexibility of pump therapy, reduction of hypoglycemia, improved blood glucose control, risks of DKA, skin and comfort issues

Realities of Pump Therapy in Youth

  • Diabetes in youth: numbers and goals
  • Factors predictive of successful insulin pump therapy in the pediatric/adolescent population
  • School nurse responsibilities for the student treated with an insulin pump

Carbohydrate counting & Insulin Dose Calculations with the Pump

  • Advanced carbohydrate counting: insulin to carbohydrate ratio, sensitivity factor, target blood glucose
  • Definition of the 450 and 1650 rules

Troubleshooting for the Pump

  • Infusion set site issues and tape issues
  • Factors that may cause hypo/hyperglycemia while using pump therapy
  • Tools used to manage hypo/hyperglycemia while using pump therapy

Other Diabetes Technology: Continuous Glucose Monitoring

  • What is continuous glucose monitoring
  • When to use CGM technology
  • Who should use CGM

Pump Readiness

  • When should pump therapy be considered?
  • Characteristics of appropriate candidates for pump therapy: frequent blood glucose monitoring, compliance, family involvement, knowledge of carbohydrate counting, realistic expectations, problem-solving skills


Breakout Sessions

Pump Basic

  • Mechanics of insulin pumps
  • Basic theory and definitions related to insulin pumps and insulin use
  • How boluses are distributed
  • How basal rates are distributed
  • Case studies

Does Insulin Pump Therapy Improve Clinical Outcomes?

  • Review Hemoglobin A1c
  • Flexibility in insulin use
  • Increased risk of ketosis
  • Case studies

Advanced Insulin Pump Strategies

  • Discuss advanced concepts of insulin delivery, for example: duration of insulin action, negative correction, and complex blousing
  • How to retrieve bolus history, total daily dose history
  • How to administer a temporary basal
  • Case studies

Managing Exercise on an insulin pump

  • The effect of adrenaline on glycemic control
  • The use of temporary basal settings for physical activity
  • Case studies

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved to provide 6.5 Contact Hours by American Nurses Association Massachusetts (ANA MASS), an accredited approver 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. 

For more information regarding contact hours, please email Pediatric Education: SNP-CC [at] joslin.harvard.edu.

$125.00 per person

  • Price includes CEU certificate and program materials.
  • Full payment or School PO is required upon registration.
  • Registration must be completed by Wednesday, November 4, 2020.
  • Cancellation before Friday, October 30, 2020, is available for refund after a $25 processing fee.
  • No refund will be made for cancellation after Friday, October 30, 2020, and no-show.

Register for the School Nurse Pump Education Program

Diabetes Education Program for School Nurses

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Live/Virtual
This program will be LIVE, and will NOT be posted online afterwards.
 

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.

Download the Fall 2020 Diabetes Education Program for School Nurses Brochure


 

Welcome

8:00-8:15 AM

Etiology & Pathophysiology of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

8:15-9:15 AM

Integrating Diabetes Management Plans into the School Day

9:15-10:15 AM

Break

10:15-10:30 AM

Managing Exercise During School Day

10:30-11:00 AM

Healthy Nutrition and Carbohydrate Counting: What You Need to Know!

11:00-12:00 PM

Lunch

12:00-12:30 PM

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

12:30-1:30 PM

Beyond Medical Management: Psychosocial Challenges in Youth with Diabetes

1:30-2:30 PM

Break

2:30-2:35 PM

Insulin Pumps, Meters, & Other Technologies

2:35-3:35 PM

Closure and Evaluation

3:35-3:50 PM

Diabetes: Etiology & Pathophysiology of type 1 and type 2 diabetes

  • Incident rates of type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • Prevalence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in children
  • Imbalance in dietary intake and energy expenditure leading to childhood obesity
  • Interaction of genetic susceptibility and environmental exposures leading to type 1 diabetes
  • Diagnosis
  • Signs and symptoms goals of therapy

Integrating Diabetes Management Plans into the School Day

  • Insulin and insulin regiments
  • Delivery systems
  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Treatment of blood glucose ketone testing

Managing Exercise During the School Day

  • Effect of aerobic and anaerobic exercise on blood glucose
  • Changes in insulin sensitivity related to time of day and previous exercise
  • Increasing carbohydrate vs. decreasing insulin
  • Situations when is it safe to exercise

Healthy Nutrition and Carbohydrate Counting: What You Need to Know!

  • Goals of nutrition therapy
  • Healthy heart eating
  • Carbohydrate counting
  • Label reading

School Planning: Diabetes Management Plans, 504s, and IEPs

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

Insulin Pumps, Meters, & Other Technologies

  • Who’s pumping
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Goals of pump therapy
  • Types of insulin pumps
  • Calculating insulin doses
  • School Nurse
  • Responsibilities
  • Include in Medical Management Plan, 504s, and IEP
  • How much responsibility and how little
  • Training

Beyond Medical Management: Psychosocial Challenges in Youth with Diabetes

  • Describe challenges for youth with diabetes
  • Diabetes burnout
  • Peer issues
  • School issues
  • Strategies for dealing with challenges
  • Case studies

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the American Nurses Association Massachusetts (ANA MASS) an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 6.75 Contact Hours will be provided by completing this entire program.

For more information regarding contact hours, please email Pediatric Education: SNP-CC [at] joslin.harvard.edu.

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 September 25.
  • No refund will be made for cancellation after September 25.
    Cancellation before September 25 is available for refund after $25 processing fee.

Register online here.

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