Inaugural Diabetes Symposium for Delaware School Nurses
The Delaware Diabetes Coalition is excited to host a Diabetes Symposium specific to the needs of Delaware School Nurses. We will examine an array of topics with a focus on pump education, hypoglycemia management, and ADA Rights for students.
Where / When
- Virtual – wherever you are!
- Wednesday, February 10 & Thursday, February 11, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Register for Day 1 here
- Register for Day 2 here
- Attendees must register for each day to receive the login info
- Free to attend
- 4 nursing contact hours available
- Quality Insights is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is intended for Delaware accredited school nurses to receive continuing education credits. It is also open to all educators with students with diabetes in their classroom.
Day 1: Wednesday, February 10
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Hypoglycemia Management Panel: Hear real-life experiences from students with diabetes during this two-hour interactive panel. Topics will include best management practices for hypoglycemic students, with a focus on student athletes with diabetes, students who use insulin purging for weight management (eating disorders), diabetes and mental health, and field trip coordination. Panelists:
- Caroline G. Mansy, CRNP CDE BC ADM, Delmarva Diabetes Center (moderator)
- Regan Sammons, T1, Arcadia University
- Ann Bollinger, T2 & School Nurse, Woodbridge Middle School
- Brooke Harding & Sara Shweda (parent), T1, Woodbridge Middle School
- Carolyn Retzlaff, T1 & Teacher, Woodbridge Middle School
- Emily Nelson, T1
Day 2: Thursday, February 11
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Students Wearing an Insulin Pump: This program will provide information on basic functions of insulin pump therapy. There will be a review of pumps and continuous glucose monitor options including visual screen displays for pumps and CGM devices. Hypoglycemia treatment options explored. Understanding of student/parent responsibilities and survival kits for school use when using a pump. Presented by Christina Trout, ACNS-BC, CDCES – Beebe Healthcare, Clinical Nurse Specialist
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Safe at School: All school staff members need to have a basic knowledge of diabetes and know who to contact for help. The school nurse is the primary provider of diabetes care, others must be trained to administer care in their absence and students should be permitted to provide age appropriate self-care at school. This session will review this dynamic team approach to diabetic care for students with diabetes and how to make students safe at school. Presented by Nina Pletcher, MEd, RD, LDN, CDCES – Bayhealth Medical Group, Chronic Care Manager