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Maureen Sullivan-Tevault

Maureen has over 25 years in Emergency and Trauma nursing, including nursing positions as the Emergency Department Manager, Director of Staff Education, Trauma Coordinator, and Stroke Program Manager. In addition, she has also been certified as both a BLS and ACLS instructor, and adjunct faculty for an LPN nursing program. Maureen has also written nursing articles for the following journals: Nursing Spectrum, ADVANCE nursing magazine, and The Journal of Emergency Care, Rescue, and Transportation.

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Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467.

This document must be retained by the licensee for a period of four years after the course concludes.

Provider approved by the AR,DC,FL,GA,SC Boards of Nursing, CE Broker Tracking #20-632165, CE Provider #: 50-13256.

Course provides 2.50 contact hours.
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Diabetes Management and Insulin Pumps

Contact Hours: 2.5
Cost: $25.00
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Diabetes Management and Insulin Pumps
Since the introduction of insulin pumps several decades ago, Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion (CSII) therapy has become the preferred method of treatment for everyone with Type 1 Diabetes. For patients using CSII, it replaces multiple daily injections (MDI) of insulin. Insulin pumps are also used for some people with Type 2 Diabetes who, as a result of the progression of their diabetes, require MDI of insulin a day, similar to a person who has Type 1 Diabetes. Many of the patients admitted to long term care facilities, assisted living facilities, post acute care facilities and rehabilitation units are mentally alert but need of physical care during an extended recovery or rehabilitation time. The dilemma in the post acute care settings, when a patient is admitted who has been on CSII, is whether to continue the use of the insulin pump or revert back to MDI of insulin. In this course, we will explore when it is appropriate to leave the patient on CSII, when to consider reverting to multiple injections and how to manage an insulin pump in the post acute care setting when it is determined to be the preferred method of treatment. Videos, pictures and links to pertinent web sites are included to enhance the learning experience. 


Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
1. Discuss the advantages and the disadvantages of continuing CSII in a post-acute care facility.
2. Identify the most important resource needed to continue CSII in a post-acute care facility.
3. Name the urgent interventions required to problem solve hyper and hypoglycemia for a patient on CSII.
4. Specify the type of insulin most commonly used in CSII.


Chapter 1
Introduction to CSII
• Types of Diabetes
• History of Insulin Pumps
• Advantages of CSII
• Disadvantages of CSII

Chapter 2
Insulin Used in CSII
• Types of Insulin
• CSII Terminology

Chapter 3
Insulin Pump Companies and Equipment
• Pumps Currently on the Market in U.S.
• Web Sites for Insulin Pump Companies
• Insulin Pump Equipment

Chapter 4
Mechanics of Operating Insulin Pumps
  • Animas One Touch Ping
  • MedtronicDiabetes Paradigm
  • Omnipod 
  • t:slim 

Chapter 5
Acute Illness and/or Unexplained Hyperglycemia
• General Rules for Sick Day Management
• Timing of Boluses During Illness
• Unexplained hyperglycemia

Chapter 6
• Assessment
• Treatment

Chapter 7
Routine Assessment and Documentation
• Assessment
• Documentation 

Chapter 8
• Patient
• Family
• Facility Dietitian
• Local or Area Diabetes Center
• Endocrinologist/Diabetologist
• Pump Company Websites
• Pump Company Representatives 

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