Insulin Pump Therapy
The goal of this course is to help healthcare professionals learn about insulin pump therapy and the patient with diabetes. We will also discuss the advantages and the disadvantages of pump therapy, limitations of pump therapy, and indications for patient use.

Course Publication Date: May 18, 2020

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:IPT120919
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Medical & Surgical Issues
Community & Home Health
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Nutrition & Fitness & Complimentary
Learning Objectives
  • List four of the insulin pumps that are available in the U.S.

  • Name four of the pump system features that these pumps have in common.

  • Discuss two of the advantages for insulin pump therapy.

  • Discuss two of the disadvantages for insulin pump therapy.

  • Describe how pump therapy works.

  • Name four currently available insulin-delivery systems.

  • Name four alternative routes of insulin delivery.

  • State the indications for patient use of insulin pump therapy.

  • Describe correction factors used in insulin pump therapy.

  • Discuss selection criteria for pump candidates.

  • Explain the limitations of insulin pump therapy.


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