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Developing Clinical Practice Guidelines and Creating a Toolkit for Students with Type 1 Diabetes [Enduring]

Release Date: 11/16/2023
Expiration Date: 11/16/2025
Originally presented at Virtual NASN2022.

Cost: $20.00/Free for NASN members!

Upon successful completion of this offering,
participants will be awarded 1.0 Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) contact hour.

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Program Overview
Approximately 20% of school-aged children have special health care needs requiring school nurse interventions and/or school health services. These health conditions impact student learning and academic success. Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) are rigorously and systematically developed documents to guide health providers with the best available evidence on the most current and effective treatment regimens and management of the specific clinical problem or topic.
This session will describe the authors’ development of the CPGs for students with type 1 diabetes (T1D) using the NASN Model for Developing School Nursing Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation (AGREE) II instrument [LW1]. We will explain the structured process and rigorous standards utilized to compile and assess the research literature, synthesize the findings, write the guidelines, and involve multiple stakeholders and content experts in editing and reviewing the final guidelines. It is critical that a safe and supportive environment exists in schools for students with T1D to self-manage their disease, achieve optimal glycemic stability, and proactively plan and implement risk reduction strategies to minimize actual or potential diabetes-related complications.
We will review potential facilitators and barriers for school nurses and school districts to the provision of care for students with T1D. We will discuss how the CPGs are operationalized via the Toolkit. Finally, we will offer recommendations for next steps: how to distinguish between current practice and evidence-based research surrounding CPGs and how to implement school health-centered policy from CPGs that is relevant for practicing school nurses.

Learning Outcomes
As a result of participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to:

  • Describe how to implement the T1D CPGs into their school nursing practice.
  • Identify facilitators and barriers to implementing T1D CPGs in their own school districts.
  • Discuss how the Toolkit can be utilized to operationalize the T1D CPGs.
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in their school district policies for students with T1D compared to the evidence-based T1D CPGs.

Intended Audience
This continuing education program is a knowledge NCPD program developed to meet the educational needs of registered nurses who are interested in child, adolescent health, community/public health, and school nursing.


Lori Wilt, PhD, RN, NJ-CSN, CNE
Associate Professor of Nursing
Seton Hall University, College of Nursing

Beth E. Jameson, PhD, RN, CNL, CSN-NJ, FNASN
Assistant Professor and Program Director of the CNL MSN Program
Seton Hall University, College of Nursing

Jan Olson, DNP, MSN Ed, BSN, RN, NCSN
Associate Professor of Practice, Lead ABSN Faculty, and Pediatric and Population Health Subject Matter Expert
Concordia University - St. Paul

Faculty and Nurse Planner(s) Disclosures
NASN must ensure that all educational program content is free of commercial interest, bias, influence, and that the integrity of the content is uncompromised. The intent of this disclosure is to provide learners with information on which they can make their own judgments.

The nurse planner(s), faculty, and reviewers disclose there are no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for ALL those involved with the ability to control the content of this program.

Accreditation Statement
The National Association of School Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by NASN or ANCC of any commercial products discussed in this learning program.

Commercial Support or Grant Funding
This program did not receive commercial support or grant funding.