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School Nurses and Diabetes Care

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Get expert knowledge in a virtual learning network with Diabetes Specialists. The curriculum is designed to expand expertise and best practices for school nurses working with students who have Diabetes.

 

Who Should Participate?

School Nurses and Volunteer Diabetes Care Assistants

 

Schedule

Launching on January 24th, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. This ECHO Program is held the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. A one-time registration is required to participate in any ECHO sessions.

 

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What does this ECHO Program Offer?

  • Learn about best practices and evidence-based care 
  • Collaboration, support, and ongoing learning with specialist physicians and other experts
  • Free CME for health care professionals *certain conditions apply

 

Why School Nurses and Diabetes Care?

  • With the implementation of the Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) program, school nurses will be empowered with the knowledge and resources to effectively manage diabetes among their student population, ultimately improving overall health outcomes in Oklahoma's youngest generation.
  • As the incidence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes steadily rises among children and adolescents continues in the U.S., ECHO Diabetes Care for School Nurses becomes increasingly critical.
  • From 2002 to 2018, research has shown a significant increase in the overall incidence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in this age group (CDC). 
  • Non-Hispanic White children and adolescents had the highest incidence of type 1 diabetes, while non-Hispanic Black children and adolescents had the highest incidence of type 2 diabetes (Wagenknecht et al., 2023). 
  • These alarming trends highlight the urgent need for ECHO's knowledge-sharing approach to diabetes care, providing school nurses with the necessary resources and support to effectively manage and deliver best-in-practice care to Oklahoma's youngest population.

 

Topics

  • Recognition of Diabetes
  • Legal Aspect for School Nurses
  • 504 Plan
  • Diabetes Technology
  • Medications
  • Diet Management for Students and Families
  • Diabetes Management Packages
  • Treatment of Hyperglycemia
  • Treatment of Hypoglycemia
  • Impact of Disparities

 

Team

Shelly Mercer, MD

Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics

Oklahoma State University

 

Gayle Black, BSN, RN

School Health Coordinator

Coordinating Nurse

Public Health Nurse

Oklahoma State Department of Health

 

Beverly Burk, MA, BSN, RN

Health Services Coordinator

 

Angelia Diab, DNP, FNP-BC

HAN Care Manager

OSU Center for Health Sciences - Health Access Network

 

Kellie Carter, RN

Manager of School Nursing Programs

Oklahoma State Department of Education

Communications Officer

School Nurse Organization of Oklahoma

 

Michelle Condren, Pharm.D., BCPPS, AE-C, CDCES, FPPA

Professor

Vice Chair for Research

School of Community Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

University of Oklahoma

 

Binh Phung, DO, MHA, MPH

Pediatric Hospitalist

St. Francis Children’s Hospital

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences

 

Casey Moyer

ECHO Coordinator

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