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What's New in Diabetes Technology and How to Manage Care in Schools

Release Date: 11/04/2019
Expiration Date: 11/04/2022
Originally presented at the NASN2019 Annual Conference.

Cost: $20.00 / FREE for NASN members!

Upon successful completion of this offering,
participants will receive 1.25 CNE contact hours.

Program Overview
The fast pace of advancing technology in diabetes presents challenges in managing diabetes care in the school setting. The rate of preschool and school age children using this technology is becoming more prevalent in the United States. This educational activity will provide an overview of new diabetes technology including hybrid closed loop (artificial pancreas) pump system, predictive low glucose suspend (PLGS) pump system and continuous glucose monitoring systems (CGMs). A description of how these advanced pumps are designed, what type of algorithms are used and how insulin is delivered will be provided. The accuracy of CGMs and their use in pediatric non‐adjunctive insulin dosing will be discussed. The use of smart insulin pen devices, smart phones and applications with pumps and CGMs will also be included. Key components for successful management and coordination of care in the school setting will be presented along with addressing the barriers to using the new diabetes technology. Case scenarios will be used to examine actions school nurses can take to optimize the use of the new diabetes technology at school.

Learning Outcomes
As a result of participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to:
  • Describe the basics of hybrid closed loop insulin pump and emerging predictive low glucose suspend pumps for the pediatric population.
  • Describe the basics of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems including accuracy and FDA approved therapeutic use in the pediatric population.
  • Demonstrate skills in managing students with new diabetes technology using key components for improving operation and overcoming barriers at school.

Intended Audience
This continuing education program is a knowledge-based activity developed to meet the educational needs of registered nurses who are interested in child and adolescent health.

Leah Wyckoff, MS, BSN, RN, NCSN
Diabetes Nurse Educator
Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes

Cari Berget, MPH, BSN, RN, CDE,
Clinical Research Nurse/Artificial Pancreas Research Team Manager
Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes

Faculty and Program Planner Disclosures
NASN must ensure that all educational session content is free of commercial bias and influence. The intent of this disclosure is to provide learners with information on which they can make their own judgments.

The nurse planner, faculty and reviewers disclose the absence of personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this educational activity within the past 12 months.

Accreditation Statement
National Association of School Nurses is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by NASN or ANCC of any commercial products discussed in this learning activity.

Commercial Support or Grant Funding
This program did not receive commercial support or grant funding.

Instructions to Complete This CNE Activity
To receive a Certificate of Completion for this course, follow the steps below, and complete and view the full content of the program including the course evaluation.

NASN will conduct an outcome assessment of a sample of participants at a later date. Please be advised that, if you complete this course, you may be asked to participate in this outcome assessment.

Step 1: Enroll in the course through the e-commerce system. Select the Purchase button. You will be directed to the e-commerce system. The item should already be in your shopping cart (look for the shopping cart icon at the top of the e-commerce web page). The cost for this course will be waived for NASN members during the checkout process.

Step 2: Complete and view the full content of the program. Content items are indexed at the bottom of this screen. After you enroll, you will return to this screen. The first content item will be “unlocked” so that you can begin completing the course. Subsequent items will “unlock” as you complete previous items.

Step 3: Print the certificate.