Parent-Designated Adult Classes-are back!
Seattle Children’s Hospital offers a 2-part series on diabetes care and management for caregivers. A Parent-Designated Adult (PDA) is someone who has been trained to provide care for patients who need medical attention in a school or child care setting. The PDA is taught basic information and skills for diabetes management, such as:
- Basic information about type 1 diabetes
- How to use a glucometer
- How to read and interpret a continuous glucose monitor
- How to calculate insulin doses
- General information about insulin pumps
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of low/high blood sugars
- How to treat low/high blood sugars
- How to administer emergency medication in case of severe hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
- When to contact parents
This certification includes 2 sessions and participants must complete both to become certified as a PDA.
The first part is to watch our educational Diabetes Parent Designated Adult Video Module Series on your own time. The second part is to attend an in-person skills verification session to demonstrate knowledge. Once the participant’s skills have been verified, they will receive their certificate.
Times, dates and location
The skills verification sessions are held at the Sand Point Clinic.
- Thursday, August 17, 2023, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
- Saturday, August 26, 2023, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
We will offer this class monthly or quarterly during the academic year based on the demand.
Registration and more information
Please email us for more information and to register for a time for the skills verification session.