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Judy Gilman
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After an enjoyable 13 years working as a registered nurse in positions ranging from staff nurse to director of nursing services, I returned to school and received my family nurse practitioner credentials.


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Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion for the School Nurse

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. CSII is 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. 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 CSII has increased and will continue to do so. 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:

  • Discuss the advantages and the disadvantages of CSII.
  • Identify the resources needed to assist children on CSII.
  • Name the urgent interventions required to problem solve hyper and hypoglycemia for a student on CSII.
  • Specify the type of insulin most commonly used in CSII.
  • List the options for in-person or on-line pump training to advance nursing skills for 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
  • Blood Glucose Monitoring
Chapter 4
Mechanics of Operating Insulin Pumps
  • Animas One Touch Ping
  • MedtronicDiabetes Paradigm
  • Omnipod
  • Accu Chek Spirit
  • 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
  • Parents
  • Cafeteria Supervisor
  • School Secretary
  • Local or Area Diabetes Center(s)
  • Endocrinologist/Diabetologist
  • Pump Company Websites

Course Snapshot

Cost: $ 25.00
Contact Hours: 2.25


After successful completion the licensed nurse: RN, LPN/LVN will receive 2.25 contact hours. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467 and by the Florida Board of Nursing, CE Broker Tracking # is 20-386317

Course approved by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition, CE Broker Tracking # 20-386317, course provides 2.25 contact hours. CE Provider #: 50-13256.

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