CE credit: 7 hours
CE Expiration date: 01/10/2025
Insulin pump therapy continues to grow in popularity among patients 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 basics 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.
Learners will be able to effectively and efficiently utilize insulin pump therapy for improving patient outcomes.
Upon completion of this activity, participants 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
- Welcome to the Insulin Pump Therapy Course
- Patient Preparation and Product Selection
- Device Training
- Glucose Optimization
- Special Populations and Lifestyle Changes
- Administering a Pump Program
- Automated Insulin Delivery Systems
- Audio-visual presentation
- Breaks for check-your-knowledge questions
- Case studies
- Downloadable copies of slides
- Post-learning assessment
This self-paced online course is an application-based learning activity.
This activity is designed for diabetes care and education specialists, including nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, physicians, PAs, social workers, and other health care providers interested in staying up to date on current practices of care for people with diabetes and other related conditions.
After you have completed the coursework, you will take the post-learning assessment. It has 70 multiple-choice questions. Your overall course completion will be based upon successfully passing the post-assessment with a score of 70% or better. You will have three (3) attempts to pass the assessment.
After you successfully pass the post-learning assessment, you must complete the evaluation survey. Once you submit the evaluation, you will get access to a statement of credit, showing the CE credit you earned. Please print it for your records. (Note, you will be able to return to print it later, if needed.)
For successful completion, participants are required to complete all seven modules in their entirety, successfully complete the post-learning assessment and submit the program evaluation at the conclusion of the educational event.