Professional Development Programs at Camp Nejeda

Type 1 diabetes in children

Continuing education course for nurses

Activity type: Knowledge-based

    Camp Nejeda, Stillwater, NJ
    Friday, April 7
    Saturday, April 8
    * an additional session will follow this seminar for nurses interested in working as a camp nurse at Camp Nejeda in summer of 2017 and will include an orientation to camp policies, procedures for insulin administration, introduction to documentation process, and hands-on practice with four types of insulin pumps and a variety of pump sites. This presentation is mandatory for all nurses who will be working at camp for the first time. 

    Ripa Center, Voorhees, NJ
    Saturday, May 6

    Children's Specialized Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ
    Saturday, September 30


    2017 course Schedule: 
    Seminar hours are 9am - 3pm

    • 9:00-9:15 Networking
    • 9:15-9:30 Welcoming Remarks and Introduction to Seminar
    • 9:30-11:30 Seminar Speaker
    • 11:30-12:00 Lunch
    • 12:00-2:30 Seminar Speaker
    • 2:30-3:00 Closing Remarks and Program Evaluation

    The Camp Nejeda Foundation is pleased to offer Type 1 Diabetes in Children; an educational seminar for nurses. The seminar qualifies for 4.5 Continuing Education Units and includes the following objectives:

    1.       Review Type 1 Diabetes

    2.       Discuss the technique of basal/bolus insulin and carbohydrate counting to the child with Diabetes and their family

    3.       Discuss the proper use of insulin pumps and CGMs, the features and brands most commonly used

    4.       Discuss proper use of insulin ports and recognize different types

    5.       Discuss the use of older conventional insulin

    6.       Discuss the management of children with diabetes during exercise, and on sick days

    7.       Describe the significance and treatment of ketones

    8.       Describe various hypoglycemic situations with their corresponding treatment

    9.       Discuss the general medical needs of children with diabetes



    Learning Outcome: Participants in this seminar will become familiar with the types of insulin available, methods of insulin administration and blood sugar monitoring/management, and the pathophysiology of type 1 diabetes. They will take away knowledge which they will be able to apply in caring for children with type 1 diabetes in schools or other settings.


    Requirements for Successful Completion: For successful completion, participants are required to be in attendance in the full activity, and complete and submit the program evaluation at the conclusion of the educational event.


    Seminar Speakers:

    Brianna Marshall, BSN, CDE, Cooper Pediatric Endocrinology

    Michelle Laranko, RN, CDE, CPN, Cooper Diabetes Education Center

    This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the American Association of Diabetes Educators, and accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation. This program, 2015-033, is awarded 4.5 contact hours.

    This seminar has received sponsorship from Children's Specialized Hospital.

    For more information about the program, please call or email planner Victoria Benyo from the Camp Nejeda Foundation at 973-383-2611 x 224 or