Senior Nursing Poster Session (Virtual)

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Bachelors of Science in Nursing

2nd Student Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

2nd Student Major

Bachelors of Science in Nursing

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Dr. Jessica Naber

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

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Background: Diabetes is a growing problem in the United States. The number of school-aged children with diabetes is increasing annually. Diabetes is a disease that requires ongoing management throughout the day. Since children spend a large portion of the day at school, it is imperative that all school staff are educated about the care and management of diabetes.

Results: Research has indicated that non-medical school staff lack knowledge and are not confident in the management of diabetes. There has also been research conducted on ways to improve school staff education through policies, presentations, and eLearning materials. The material presented to the school staff has been shown to improve staff knowledge and confidence in managing children with diabetes at school.

Conclusion: Because the number of school-aged children with diabetes is increasing, non-medical school staff need to be aware of the complications and management of diabetes. This will ensure that diabetic students have a safe learning environment.

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Improving the Care of Children with Diabetes in School Through Staff Education

Background: Diabetes is a growing problem in the United States. The number of school-aged children with diabetes is increasing annually. Diabetes is a disease that requires ongoing management throughout the day. Since children spend a large portion of the day at school, it is imperative that all school staff are educated about the care and management of diabetes.

Results: Research has indicated that non-medical school staff lack knowledge and are not confident in the management of diabetes. There has also been research conducted on ways to improve school staff education through policies, presentations, and eLearning materials. The material presented to the school staff has been shown to improve staff knowledge and confidence in managing children with diabetes at school.

Conclusion: Because the number of school-aged children with diabetes is increasing, non-medical school staff need to be aware of the complications and management of diabetes. This will ensure that diabetic students have a safe learning environment.

 

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