Insulin pump therapy continues to grow in popularity among people with type 1 and insulin-requiring type 2 diabetes. As pump technology expands, so must clinicians' understanding of this innovative mode of therapy. This course provides soup-to-nuts instruction and insight on all aspects of pump therapy, from basic to advanced concepts. Specific topics include patient training/preparation, matching patients to appropriate equipment, fine-tuning pump settings, making use of advanced pump features, safety & troubleshooting, adjustments for special populations, and the business side of implementing a pump program.
Diabetes care and education specialist and insulin pump expert Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE, guides you through six modules of learning.
Module 1: Pumping 101
Rationale for pump use
Basal/bolus insulin therapy
Pump benefits and drawbacks
Module 2: Patient Preparation & Product Options
Candidacy for pump therapy - patient selection
Product selection: pumps, infusion devices
DIY hybrid closed-loop benefits and drawbacks
Module 3: Pump Initiation
The training sequence
Technical training options
Infusion device usage
Module 4: Glucose Regulation
Hybrid closed-loop's role
Principles of adjustment
Advanced feature application
- Temporary basal rates
- Alternate basal patterns
- Prolonged boluses
Module 5: The Pumping Life
Meeting the challenges of daily living
Meeting the needs of special populations:
- Kids & teens
- Physical limitations (i.e. visually impaired, severe insulin resistance)
Pump education for caregivers
Module 6: The Office View
Downloading & analyzing pump data
The business side of pumping
- Pump/supply costs
- Insurance coverage
- Technical training reimbursement
- Clinical care reimbursement
- Audio-visual presentation
- Charts and graphs for more advanced understanding
- Breaks for check-your-knowledge questions
- Downloadable copies of slide resource materials
- Post-learning assessment
the end of this course, the learner will be able to:
-- Describe the function, components, benefits and drawbacks of insulin pump therapy when used alone or in the context of a hybrid closed-loop system.
-- Describe how to guide appropriate patients in making a successful transition to insulin pump therapy.
-- Describe how to successfully and safely manage glucose levels in patients utilizing insulin pump therapy
-- Establish a business model for implementing an insulin pump program.
This online course is intended for diabetes care and education specialists and other healthcare professionals interested in advancing their knowledge of insulin pump therapy.
This includes CDCES's, registered nurses, registered dietitians, pharmacists, health educators, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians.
Learners will be able to effectively and efficiently utilize insulin pump therapy for improving patient outcomes.
This online course is a knowledge-based learning
educational program provides 6.0 contact hours of continuing education
successfully complete the program to earn CE credit, learners must complete the coursework in its entirety, successfully complete the post-activity assessment, and submit an evaluation survey. A continuing education statement
of credit will be provided online.
You will have access to this learning activity for a period of six months after you enroll, or whenever the activity's CE credits expire (whichever comes first).
Course released on: 12/23/2019