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 by 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. With the incidence of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes increasing in children, the number of children with diabetes in the school systems who utilize an insulin pump has increased and will continue to do so.
This diabetes & insulin pump education course for school nurses will provide a greater understanding of the management of school-age children and adolescents wearing insulin pumps. Videos, pictures and links to pertinent web sites are included to enhance this learning experience.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
Chapter 1: Introduction to CSII
Chapter 2: Insulin Used in CSII
Chapter 3: Insulin Pump Companies and Equipment
Chapter 4: Mechanics of Operating Insulin Pumps
Chapter 5: Acute Illness and/or Unexplained Hyperglycemia
Chapter 6: Hypoglycemia
Chapter 7: Routine Assessment and Documentation
Chapter 8: Resources
Maureen graduated nursing school in 1981 and has spent her years in the Emergency and Trauma field, including nursing positions as the Emergency Department Manager, Director of Staff Education, Trauma Coordinator, Cardiology Nurse Navigator, and Stroke Program Manager.Read Full Bio