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  • All posts to this forum must follow these guidelines. Any post submitted that has violated the guidelines will not be approved and the author asked to resubmit their post with any necessary changes made. Any posts regarding ADCES educational opportunities ...

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    CDCES Taxonomy

    Posted in: New Member Forum

    Are there non-RN or RD CDCES' here? I am applying for an NPI so that I can eventually bill for the MDPP. I have the CHES/CDCES but not RN/RD. Which taxonomy code would apply to me? Thanks! Sarah ------------------------------ Sarah Grant, MPH ...

  • Hello, We are actually creating a policy about pump usage and patients currently for our hospital. When admitted if they are alert and able to manage their pumps, they can keep them. They sign a form that they will provide their own supplies for this, ...

  • Posted in: Diabetes Technology

    Hi everyone! Does any hospital/practice have working guidelines for handling ketones/sick day hyperglycemia on automated pumps (Control IQ, OP5, 6/770?) Typically, if we've eliminated the pump as the issue/cause of ketones we like to run a temp basal ...

  • Hello Colleagues, I am trying to access the guidelines/ requirements to get certification for inpatient diabetes management. I have looked on the Joint Commission website and ADA website. Can anyone please give me some bread crumbs so I can find this ...

  • Thank you so much for this great info. I'm going to share this model with our leadership and may pick your brain more in the future if that's ok! Thank you again. ------------------------------ Katherine Wiechnicki RN, CDCES Austin TX -------------- ...

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    RE: Ozempic shortage

    Posted in: Pharmacy

    Shortage here, too. Our Novo rep updated us that the 1mg will be available end of August, and the 2 mg mid September. We use Victoza to bridge in the hospital. ------------------------------ [Nancy Mack RN, CDECS The University of Kansas Health System ...

  • Posted in: Diabetes Technology

    Thank you. I wasn't sure if that would be acceptable but your justification is reasonable that I don't see insurance fighting on that too much! ------------------------------ Victoria Cardinale RN RN MSN Jamestown NY (716)338-0022 (313) ------------ ...

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    Thank you for the feedback! I will have to look into Cover my meds too ------------------------------ Victoria Cardinale RN RN MSN Jamestown NY (716)338-0022 (313) ------------------------------

  • Alicia, like you I am the only contact person for pumps. I have used FaceTime, Zoom and Skype to virtually help nurses and patients with various pump needs. I can guide nurses through the steps of how to obtain the settings and start temporary basal ...

  • Hi Erin- I would love to see those tip sheets are you able to attach them? If not could you please email them to me? thanks much Marylou.Anderson@vmfh.org Caution: This email is both proprietary and confidential, and not intended for transmission ...

  • Hi Erin, my email is kelly.birch@tidalhealth.org

  • Our policy is for a pharmacy consult to be placed if the pump is continued to be used during hospital stay. The pharmacist interrogates the pump and documents the rates. A pharm resident developed a pump cheat sheet that had directions on how to interrogate ...

  • Hi Alicia, I have had success in the ED utilizing the pharmacists. We have a pharmacist on coverage 24/7 and they assist with med reconciliation. When a pump comes in, they go through the pump with the patient and put all the current pump settings ...

  • We have a policy but it is not always followed. I'm supposed to be consulted on every insulin pump patient but that doesn't happen and I'm dealing with a mess right now because I wasn't consulted on a pump patient. So when you are not there what do ...

  • I agree with Cynthia. I recommend looking at the Society of Hospital Medicine and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP). They have great recommendations. We used their recommendations to build our insulin pump guideline. I am more than ...

  • Check out the new resource on Danatech that helps you figure our CGM insurance coverage - https://www.danatech.org/resources/cgm-insurance-coverage-tool/. This video describes more about it: https://youtu.be/iiuqIEKbqow YouTube ...

  • Having a rep speak to the bedside nurse is impractical. They don't have the time. I am working on an insulin pump policy that we devised from multiple inputs from this group. Maybe you can look back at them or they can share theirs with the group ...

  • I'm having an issue with insulin pumps in the facility where I work. Normally patients are told to take off their pump at admission and placed on our hyperglycemia protocol or they are left on the pump but I'm the only person who knows how to look at ...

  • Thank you, Mary Jean!-- - Sent from my iPhone - please excuse any typos Carole Jakucs, MSN, RN, CDCES, PHN Freelance Writer // Diabetes Educator 310-383-1373 https://www.linkedin.com/in/carole-jakucs-msn-rn-phn-46034534 http://carole-jakucs.blo ...