Supporting diabetes self-care can improve patient safety and family satisfaction.
Keywords: continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion, insulin infusion system, insulin pump, insulin pump therapy, rapid-acting insulin, type 1 diabetes
Inpatient pediatric nurses need to know how insulin pumps are being used and how to support patients and their families in their diabetes self-care.
Sara B. Einis is nursing coordinator of the inpatient diabetes program at Children's Hospital Boston, where Gretchen N. Mednis is a diabetes nurse educator and staff nurse II, Jayne E. Rogers is a nursing director, and Debra A. Walton is a staff nurse III. Contact author: Sara B. Einis, email@example.com.
The authors wish to acknowledge the following members of the hospital staff for their authorship of the review exemplars excerpted in this article: Vicki Hotvedt, BSN, RN, CPN, staff nurse II, Transplant Program, and Carla Odiaga, MSW, BSN, RN, LCSW, CPN, staff nurse II, Inpatient Medicine.