Nursing and the aging family dq week 5 part one student
Living with diabetes can be challenging but having a plan in place for managing it at school can make all the difference. To ensure students’ health and safety, schools must have appropriate policies and procedures in place to accommodate individuals with diabetes.
When the school nurse is unavailable, administrators will designate an individual or team of individuals who are willing and qualified to provide necessary care. These staff members should be trained in diabetes management techniques, aware of new information related to managing diabetes in school settings and understand their legal responsibilities for providing care. Parents play a key role by ensuring faculty are aware of their child’s condition, providing comprehensive instructions about how to recognize signs of low blood sugar levels, what treatments (including medications if allowed) may be administered as needed and when blood glucose monitoring should occur during the day. Additionally, emergency plans should be discussed ahead of time so that everyone involved knows what action to take immediately if need be.
By working together – parents, staff and students – we can create safe environments where everyone feels supported while living with diabetes at school