PDF Download: Insulin Teaching/Optimization Checklist
There are many details to remember when providing comprehensive infusion set instruction and optimization. This reference lists all the topics to ensure your client or patient has the information they need to be successful.
Duration, frequency limits
Hourly insulin replacement via bolus
Sterility of site and tubing connector
Do not remove insulin cartridge from chamber or separate tubing from cartridge while connected
Always disconnect at infusion set hub
As tolerated: up to 72 hours
Signs of infection, scarring, irritation, sensitivity
Skin care after set removal
When to contact health care team
Occlusions (silent or alarm activated)
Blood in the cannula/tubing
Leakage of insulin
Ketone testing procedure, response to ketones
When to contact diabetes care team
Safe disposal of Sharps (i.e., needles and syringes) includes both national and local standards that must be followed.
Who to contact
Number of reservoirs/mo
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