Four certified diabetic educators (CDEs) with varying roles at our hospital work together to meet the challenges we face in providing care for our pediatric patients. We meet weekly to address diabetes improvement initiatives both at the hospital and community at large.
The CDEs working at the university created a forum to meet on a regular basis to join forces to facilitate providing optimal diabetes care and education for the members of the hospital, academic, and communities of Brooklyn.
Learning objectives were as follows:
- 1.To identify the opportunities where CDEs can have an impact on the education, management, and prevention in and out of the hospital and academic setting.
- 2.To illustrate the use of CDEs in an urban academic medical center to optimize the education of nurses, patients, and the community in diabetes management and prevention.
- 3.To describe the process of using CDEs in diabetes improvement initiatives and education in an academic urban hospital and in the Brooklyn community.
- 1.CDE opportunities in an urban academic medical center
- c.Education of staff
- d.Education of students
- e.Community health forumsf. Research
- 2.Utilizing CDEs in an urban academic medical center
- a.In-servicing staff
- b.Precepting students
- c.Conducting workshops
- d.Representation on hospital wide clinical committees
- e.Research activities
- f.Implementing new policies/procedures
- g.Evaluating new policies/procedures
- 3.The process of utilizing CDEs
- A CDEs involvement in:
- a.Community activities
- b.Patient clubs
- c.Regulatory affairs
- d.Nursing education
- e.Physician education
- f.Medical resident/physician education in-servicing
- g.Preceptorship of nurses
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