Participants will be able to understand: Participants will be able to understand



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Participants will be able to understand:

  • Participants will be able to understand:

  • Types of insulin pens

  • Where on the body to inject insulin

  • Preparation steps for insulin pen injection

  • Participants will be able to demonstrate:

  • How to dose with an insulin pen

  • How to inject with an insulin pen



Techniques for dosing and insulin delivery are similiar for both types of pen devices:

  • Techniques for dosing and insulin delivery are similiar for both types of pen devices:

    • Prefilled pens
    • Reusable (cartridge) pens
  • Both long-acting or basal insulin and rapid-acting or bolus insulin are available in pens

  • Most students will only take rapid-acting or bolus insulin in school





1. Gather supplies. Verify insulin type

  • 1. Gather supplies. Verify insulin type

    • pen device (with cartridge)
    • pen needle
    • alcohol wipe
    • sharps container
  • 2. Wash hands

  • 3. Apply gloves

  • 4. Have student chose injection site

  • 5. Clean injection site

  • 6. Screw on pen needle



7. Prime: Dial “2” units. If the pen is being used for the first time, prime 4-6 units as per manufacturer’s instruction

  • 7. Prime: Dial “2” units. If the pen is being used for the first time, prime 4-6 units as per manufacturer’s instruction

  • 8. Hold upright. Remove air by pressing the plunger. Repeat “Prime” if no insulin shows at end of needle

  • 9. Dial number of units to be administered as per DMMP



10. Pinch up the skin




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