2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-1210.196.5. Volunteer diabetes care assistants training.

A. The State Department of Health shall develop guidelines, with the assistance of the following entities, for the training of volunteer diabetes care assistants:

1. Oklahoma School Nurses Association;

2. The American Diabetes Association;

3. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International;

4. The Oklahoma Nurses Association;

5. The State Department of Education;

6. Oklahoma Board of Nursing;

7. Oklahoma Dietetic Association; and

8. Cooperative Council of School Administrators.

B. A school nurse or State Department of Health designee with training in diabetes shall coordinate the training of volunteer diabetes care assistants.

C. The training shall include instruction in:

1. Recognizing the symptoms of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia;

2. Understanding the proper action to take if the blood glucose levels of a student with diabetes are outside the target ranges indicated by the diabetes medical management plan for the student;

3. Understanding the details of the diabetes medical management plan of each student assigned to a volunteer diabetes care assistant;

4. Performing finger sticks to check blood glucose levels, checking urine ketone levels, and recording the results of those checks;

5. Properly administering insulin and glucagon and recording the results of the administration;

6. Recognizing complications that require seeking emergency assistance; and

7. Understanding the recommended schedules and food intake for meals and snacks for a student with diabetes, the effect of physical activity on blood glucose levels, and the proper actions to be taken if the schedule of a student is disrupted.

D. The volunteer diabetes care assistant shall annually demonstrate competency in the training required by subsection C of this section.

E. The school nurse, the principal, or a designee of the principal shall maintain a copy of the training guidelines and any records associated with the training.

Added by Laws 2007, c. 164, § 6, eff. July 1, 2007.

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