Donna Jornsay, MS, CPNP, CDE, CDTC
Diabetes Clinical Specialist & Program Manager
Mills-Peninsula Hospital, Sutter Health Center
Burlingame, California Donna Tomky, MSN, C-NP, ANP-BC, CDE, CDTC
Diabetes Nurse Practitioner and Certified Diabetes Educator
ABQ Health Partners, Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes
Albuquerque, New Mexico Jane Seley, DNP, MPH, MSN, GNP, BC-ADM, CDE, CDTC, FAAN, FAADE
Diabetes Nurse Practitioner
New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, New York
This AADE16 Session on Demand will explore three main aspects of insulin delivery: (1) proper technique for subcutaneous injections; (2) identification, treatment, and prevention of lipohypertrophy; and (3) recommendations for optimal use of insulin pump catheters and infusion sets. Recommendations for best practices (based on publication reviews) were reviewed at the 2015 Forum for Injection Technique and Therapy: Expert Recommendations (FITTER) Workshop. These will be presented to improve patients' comfort when delivering insulin by injection or infusion set.
At the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
- List several key strategies for improving insulin injection comfort, safety, and efficacy.
- Discuss various methods of assessing patients for lipohypertrophy (LH) and teaching insulin injection site rotation schedules to reduce risk.
- Describe steps known to reduce infusion set site problems and to improve comfort.
September 2016 (Volume 91)
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