Diabetes Boot Camp-2: Pumps & Sensors 06242021

June 25, 2021

Diabetes Boot Camp 2 is for bedside nurses and other interested participants who want to learn introductory information about how to support patients using insulin pumps and/or continuous glucose monitors both in the hospital and at home.  This is an overview course to give you basic info to help care for your patients.  It is not a detailed course on programming of any one device.  Several company reps will be on hand to give you hands-on practice with their devices.

Target Audience

Boot Camp 2 is intended for bedside nurses who may care for patients who use (or want to use) continuous glucose monitors and/or insulin pumps, but all interested parties are welcome. However, class size is limited to roughly 12 participants due to the hands-on portion of the course.  To a certain extent, Boot Camp 2 is a follow-up for Boot Camp 1, but the content is different enough that they can be taken in any order. 

Learning Objectives

Describe in their own words the basic key terms, procedures, benefits, risks, and techniques patients must know when using an insulin pump.
State how often infusion sets should be changed
List 2 essential things to include in an emergency kit.
Explain the concept of fine-tuning a pump.
Assemble and review advantages and disadvantages of 4 common insulin pumps

Discuss nursing responsibilities and necessary documentation when patients are ordered to use their pump in the hospital.
Identify the circumstances in which a patient would no longer be permitted to wear an insulin pump during hospitalization.
Differentiate continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) from glucose testing by meter. 
Describe difference between A1C result and Time-in-range on a CGM.
Discuss Peer Support Groups and how they can help patients. 
Assemble and review advantages and disadvantages of 3 common continuous glucose monitors.
Assist patients in analyzing options for selecting pumps and CGM’s.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 4.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
06/24/2021
Course expires: 
08/24/2021
Event starts: 
06/25/2021 - 9:30am
Event ends: 
06/25/2021 - 5:00pm
UPMC Shadyside Hospital Pittsburgh
PA 15232
United States

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.  The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is   4.0    contact hours.

Available Credit

  • 4.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 4.00 Attendance
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