10A NCAC 13G .0505       TRAINING ON CARE OF DIABETIC RESIDENTS

A family care home shall assure that training on the care of residents with diabetes is provided to unlicensed staff prior to the administration of insulin as follows:

(1)           Training shall be provided by a registered nurse, registered pharmacist or prescribing practitioner.

(2)           Training shall include at least the following:

(a)           basic facts about diabetes and care involved in the management of diabetes;  

(b)           insulin action;

(c)           insulin storage;

(d)           mixing, measuring and injection techniques for insulin administration;

(e)           treatment and prevention of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, including signs and symptoms;

(f)            blood glucose monitoring; universal precautions; appropriate administration times; and

(g)           sliding scale insulin administration.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 131D-2.16; 131D-4.5; 143B-165;

Temporary Adoption Eff. September 1, 2003;

Eff. June 1, 2004.