CDE-Certified Diabetes Educator passing an exam administered by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Education. (AADE Scope of Practice)
Clinical teaching is communication, facilitates learning, provides structure, clients assume responsibility to improve health through changes in attitudes and behaviors (57,58). The teaching role is generally accepted of all professionals. Process is: assessment, analysis, planning, implementation, evaluation.
Diabetes education a "planned series of events or experiences which include counseling, teaching of information, experiential skill-building, discussions, problem solving, and assistance in reviewing one's life and determining if lifestyle changes necessary to support different, better health practices." The primary role of the educator is to educate the person with diabetes and their family and support about diabetes self-management and related issues (10 Curriculum).
Diabetes Clinical Specialist or advanced practitioner professional with a master's degree and/or certification in a specialty practice. They have training, expertise, autonomy and in many areas licensing with prescriptive ability. (ACCN/AADE)
Education the interactive, collaborative, ongoing process involving the person with diabetes and the educator. (AADE Scope of Practice.)
Educator healthcare professional who has mastered the core knowledge and skills (biological and social sciences, communication, counseling, education) and has current experience in the care of people with diabetes.
Goal meet the academic, professional, experiential requirements to become a CDE. (AADE)
Patient education expanding and evolving, now central to achieving adequate outcomes of care. Integrated throughout the care to individuals and groups, in all settings. Diagnostic-intervention- evaluation process model is used to practice patient education (59).
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