i am a pediatric rn, diabetes nurse educator. i educate our families when they are inpatient as new onset
and on a continuing outpatient basis in the clinic. our new onsets spend 3 days inpatient to learn and practice.
they receive education from myself, our pediatric nutritionist who is also a cde, and reinforcment from their peds floor nurses.
i have a question for any of you who give diabetes education to new onset pediatric patients
either inpatient or as an outpatient. how many hours of education do your families receive? from the
dietician? from the nurse/ cde educator? to learn the basic skills they need for safe discharge?
thanks in advance for your input!