This event offers 6.25 contact hours to attendees.
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.
• 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