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.