Norwell (Mass.) VNA and Hospice has been awarded continued recognition with the American Diabetes Association Education recognition certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education program. The program was first recognized in 2008, according to a news release.
The ADA review and recognition process is designed to assure that approved education programs meet the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs. Recognition status indicates that knowledgeable health professionals provide information about diabetes management for program participants.
Assuring high-quality education for patient self-care is one of the primary goals of the education recognition program, and one of the key reasons Norwell VNA and Hospice voluntarily participates in the review process.
This gives professionals a national standard by which to measure the quality of the services we provide, Meg Doherty, RN, MSN, ANP, CEO of NVNA and Hospice, said in the release. And it helps consumers identify quality programs.
Norwell VNA and Hospice has clinicians who have participated in advanced study to become certified diabetes educators. They run diabetes self-management classes at locations on the South Shore.
The educational program covers the diabetes disease process; nutritional management; physical activity; medications; preventing, detecting and treating acute complications and chronic complications through risk reduction; goal setting and problem solving; psychological adjustment; monitoring; and care and management before, during and after pregnancy.