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School Nurse Pump Education Program

The School Nurse Pump Education Program is a full day program designed by the pediatric staff at the Joslin Diabetes Center under the direction of Lori Laffel, M.D., M.P.H., Joslin's Chief of the Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Section. The program will provide school nurses with a greater understanding of the management of school-age children and adolescents wearing insulin pumps. 

Learning Objectives:

• Describe pump therapy as a method of insulin delivery
• Identify advantages and disadvantages of insulin pump therapy
• Describe the use of insulin pump therapy in the school setting
• Explain the calculation of insulin doses
• Discuss common issues with pump therapy that arise in the school setting
• Identify new glucose monitoring technology
• List the characteristics associated with successful pump therapy in pediatric patients

Contact Hours -
This continuing nursing education activity is approved by the American Nurses Association Massachusetts (ANA MASS), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation to award 6.25 contact hours.

No partial credit will be awarded.
In order to receive contact hours, attendees must sign in and stay for the entire program.

All attendees will go to the following four breakout sessions:

Pump Basics

Objective: Define common terminology of insulin pump therapy. Identify the name of insulin pump parts and accessories.

Does Insulin Pump Therapy Improve Clinical Outcomes?

Objective: Identify potential clinical outcomes in insulin pump therapy.

Advanced Insulin Pump Strategies

Objective: Identify advanced pump features used to improve glycemic control.

Managing Exercise on an Insulin Pump

Objective: Describe the management of physical activity with insulin pump therapy.

Pump Education Program 2019

Saturday, November 16, 2019


Joslin Diabetes Center
One Joslin Place
Boston, MA 02215

Registration: Click here

For all inquiries regarding registration, Email: or Call: 617-309-4530

Contact Information:

For inquiries regarding registration, program content, location, or general information, contact:

Akiko Dufoe, Administrative Coordinator
Joslin Diabetes Center
617-309-4530 or


Page last updated: November 07, 2019