Cultivating Quality: A Program to Train Inpatient Pediatric Nurses in Insulin Pump Use

Einis, Sara B. MSN, RN, CPN; Mednis, Gretchen N. MSN, RN, CDE; Rogers, Jayne E. MSN, RN, NEA-BC; Walton, Debra A. MBA, BSN, RN, CPN

AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000399316.21279.0e
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Abstract

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

In Brief

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.

Author Information

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, sara.einis@childrens.harvard.edu.

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.

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