Thursday, February 02, 2006

Training Protocol:

Jenny says:

I am Tommy's Mom, Jenny. I will submit postings to this blog also. I will be using this dark red font. We will pass on any feeback from the other members of our family.

I am also excited for Tommy to try the Guardian RT. I believe that it will be quite an adventure for all of us. The UPS man rang our doorbell yesterday, and Tommy bounded for the door. He was disappointed when the box said "Lands End".

It is hard to wait, but I got an e-mail from our local Medtronic Rep. that confirmed that we will probably be busy with leg work before we really even get the box. She passed along a likely training protocol:
Pre training (homework including the manual, the workbook and hands on with the product)
Training 2 1/2 hours
Call following day to MM rep to talk about any alarms
Call 2 days later to talk through first sensor change
3 days later send 1st download report to endocrinologist
Set appointment with endocrinologist for 2 weeks post start of Guardian
Use Guardian RT either continuous or periodic depending on goals/expectations

It is only our rep's second "hook up". Her first one she did for an adult yesterday. (That patient already called her today and told her that the Guardian RT woke her up on her first night with a low warning at 3 am. The patient did a finger check and verified that she was 58! She treated and went back to sleep!!!) Better Days are coming!!!!

12 comments:

Mary (profmanque@aol.com) said...

Jenny,
Thanks so much for setting up this blog. I'm one of the moms on the parents of pumpers list, and I know that there will be a lot of folks following your Guardian adventures with high hopes. Good luck and thanks again for sharing your experience. You and Tommy are trailblazers!
Mary

Jenny said...

Hi Mary,
Thanks so much for your comment. It was the first one we read! I am trying to link parents of pumpers, but I can't figure out their http address. Do you know what it is? Jenny

Sandra Miller said...

Hey there Jenny,

Welcome to the OC!

I'm adding your link right now...

Kassie said...

Jenny & Tommy, thank you so much for sharing your experience! I look forward to reading more

Ellen said...

Your feedback about your son's experience with the Guardian will be very valuable information. Thank you for taking the time to blog.

Megan said...

I'm adding you to my blod links too.

Kerri. said...

Hi Jenny and Tommy,

So glad to see you've joined the diabetes blogging enterprise. I'll be adding you to my blogroll this weekend, once I unpack from my trip and find my shoes.

Kerri.

Jamie said...

Hi Jenny and Tommy! Another welcome to the O.C.! I look forward to reading about how things go with your new Guardian. My little girl is 2 years old and we hopefully will be getting her a pump in the near future (hopefully the combined one thats available here in Canada - pump/CGMS).

Good luck with everything - I will be adding your blog to my blog roll if that's ok!

Tommy said...

Thank you for the warm welcome! Feel free to link away.

Jenny

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