Air Liquide Healthcare UK Tandem t:slim insulin pump with Basal IQ

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AIR LIQUIDE HEALTHCARE (Tandem pump)

Following the recent lockdown imposed

to slow the spread of the COVID-19

virus, the majority of diabetes clinics up

and down the country were unable to

continue to operate as normal. This had

a significant impact on those people who

were due to transition to insulin pump

therapy or those due to upgrade to a new

device. Air Liquide Healthcare was quick

to adapt their t:slim X2 pump start training

in order to maintain a consistent service

to patients.

The team rolled out a newly developed

system in early March which allowed them

to deliver virtual t:slim X2 pump starts to

patients, their families and in some cases

their clinical teams. The training takes

place online, via video call, and is broken

up into sessions to allow participants

a chance to break, digest and reflect

between session.

The training also involves prework

which includes watching a series of online

videos about the pump, cartridge fills and

how to change infusion sets, as well as

reading the t:slim X2 quick start reference

guides that are to be followed during the

training.

Following the training, the team

maintain contact with patients for a period

of time to support with any additional

queries.

Air Liquide Healthcare's UK Diabetes

Business Manager, Simon Treadwell,

says, "We've seen continued demand for

pump starts during lockdown, particularly

following the announcement of the

launch of our advanced hybrid closed

loop software later in the summer. We

wanted to do what we could to ensure

continuation of service to our patients and

clinics and this has proved an effective

way to continue supporting people onto

our pump. We began offering virtual

pump starts to those who were already

on a pump and transitioning to a new

device but following the success of those

pump starts we'll be virtually training 'new

to pump' people too. We appreciate the

approach won't be for everyone, but for

those who are happy to learn this way it's

been a highly successful method."

Discussing how the move to virtual

pump starts has impacted patients at

Southampton General Hospital, Paediatric

Diabetes Nurse Specialist Jo Summerton

adds,"As a team, we were very anxious

about moving into the unknown of 'virtual

pump upgrades'. On reflection, we

needn't have worried. All parts of the

process have been seamless, from the

initial communication, to the education

delivery and the associated literature

and support. The education delivery has

been individually tailored to each of our

families, with our Air Liquide Account

Manager taking on board information from

our team. The technology platform which

has been used has worked successfully

with all our families and there have not

been any obstacles. We will definitely be

thinking about utilising these virtual pump

upgrades more and more and I think it will

change all of our practice moving forward.

We're incredibly grateful to Air Liquide for

supporting us during these challenging

times."

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for those who are

happy to learn this

way, it's been a highly

successful method.

"

Simon Treadwell

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