Renown Health Received National Diabetes Recognition|
RENO, Nev. (June 19, 2008) – The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recently awarded an Education Recognition to the Diabetes Self-Management Program at Renown Health.
Renown received the award for its adherence to the national standards. The accreditation will be effective for the period of June 18, 2009 through June 18, 2012. Renown Health has received this three-year accreditation consistently for more than a decade.
“Being listed as one of the top health networks nationally is an important indicator of a health system’s ability to support the delivery of quality patient care,” said Lynice Anderson, RD, CDE, supervisor of health management services at Renown Health. “This award is particularly significant in that it encompasses the hard work of all our employees and volunteers throughout our organization. It is their passion, professionalism and dedication that continues to be instrumental in meeting the criteria for this award.”
The Association’s Education Recognition Certificate assures educational programs meet the national standards for diabetes self-management education programs. These standards were developed and tested under the auspices of the National Diabetes Advisory Board in 1983 and were revised by the diabetes community in 1994 and 2000.
Applications for recognition are voluntarily. Programs that achieve recognition status have a staff of knowledgeable health professionals who can provide participants with comprehensive information about diabetes management.
Self-management education is an essential component of diabetes treatment. ADA believes recipients of this recognition have consistently demonstrated high-quality education programs to the patients they serve.
One result of compliance with the national standards is the greater consistency in the quality and quantity of education offered to people with diabetes. The participation in an ADA recognized program teaches, as needed, self-care skills that promote better management of diabetes treatment regimen.
All approved education programs cover the following topics as needed: diabetes disease process: nutritional management; physical activity; medications; monitoring; preventing, detecting, and treating acute complications; preventing, detecting, and treating chronic complications through risk reduction; goal setting and problem solving; psychological adjustment; and preconception care, management during pregnancy, and gestational management.
The ADA is the nation’s leading non-profit health organization supporting diabetes research, advocacy and information for health professionals, patients and the public. Founded in 1940, the Association has an area office in every state and conducts programs in communities nationwide.
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