Washington Training Courses

Health Emergencies: Diabetes Awareness (WA)

This course is a concise tutorial designed for all staff. All staff members should know the basics of diabetes and be ready to respond to ensure the safety of others. This course will cover statistics on the prevalence of diabetes among students, definition of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, signs and symptoms of diabetic complications, an overview of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, and important health care considerations in minimizing diabetes emergencies.

Course Authors
Suzan Tibbitts & Janell Eastman

Suzan Tibbitts is a school nurse in Utah. She is directly responsible for the health care of over 9,000 students, project manager of the Vaccine for Children program, and the School Nurse Services Webmaster in the Granite School District. As only one of a handful of nationally recognized School Nurse Asthma Management Program (SNAMP) trainers in the Western United States, she has presented SNAMP to over 100 school nurses. She also is employed by PEGUS Research, Inc., a Salt Lake City based research firm, where she is a Serious Adverse Event Clinician. Suzan graduated from Westminster College with a Bachelors degree in Nursing and received her Masters of Nursing in Health Care Administration and Education from the University of Phoenix.

Janell Eastman is a district nurse with responsibility for over 8,300 students in 11 schools. Her past experience includes Surgical Nursing, Public Health Case Management and Occupational Health Administration. Janell developed, implemented and now manages the district’s Bloodborne Disease Prevention program for all at-risk employees. She has designed multiple presentations now used throughout the district for student and faculty education. Janell graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelors degree in Consumer Economics and from Westminster College with a Bachelors degree in Nursing and received her Masters of Education from Cambridge College.


10 minutes