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National Standards: Diabetes Self-Management Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by [deleted]

National Standards for Diabetes Self-M­ana­gement Education and Support

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.

Introd­uction: National Standards for DSMES

The updated national standards provide detailed inform­ation on the following 10 standards all diabetes self-m­ana­gement education and support (DSMES) providers should seek to meet in order to ensure provision of quality effective services.
Source: Beck J, Greenwood DA, Blanton L, et al. 2017 National Standards for Diabetes Self-M­ana­gement Education and Support. Diabetes Care. 2017;4­0(1­0):­140­9-1419.

Standard 1: Internal Structure

The provid­er(s) of DSMES services will define and document a mission statement and goals. The DSMES services are incorp­orated within the organi­zation, whether large, small, or indepe­ndently operated.

Standard 2: Stakeh­older Input

The provid­er(s) of DSMES services will seek ongoing input from valued stakeh­olders and experts to promote quality and enhance partic­ipant utiliz­ation.

Standard 3: Evaluation of Population Served

The provid­er(s) of DSMES services will evaluate the commun­ities they serve to determine the resources, design, and delivery methods that will align with the popula­tion's need for DSMES services.

Standard 4: Quality Coordi­nator Overseeing DSMES

A quality coordi­nator will be designated to ensure implem­ent­ation of the standards and oversee the DSMES services. The quality coordi­nator is respon­sible for all components of DSMES, including eviden­ce-­based practice, service design, evalua­tion, and continuous quality improv­ement.

Standard 5: DSMES Team

At least one of the team members respon­sible for facili­tating DSMES services will be a registered nurse, registered dietitian nutrit­ionist, or pharmacist with training and experience pertinent to DSMES or be another health care profes­sional holding certif­ication as a diabetes educator or board certif­ication in advanced diabetes manage­ment. Other health care workers or diabetes parapr­ofe­ssi­onals may contribute to DSMES services with approp­riate training in DSMES and with superv­ision and support by at least one of the team members listed above.


National Standards for Diabetes Self-M­ana­gement Education and Support

Standard 6: Curriculum

A curriculum reflecting current evidence and practice guidelines with criteria for evaluating outcomes will serve as the framework for the provision of DSMES. The needs of the individual partic­ipant will determine which elements of the curriculum are required.

Standard 7: Indivi­dua­liz­ation

The DSMES needs will be identified and led by the partic­ipant with assessment and support by one or more DSMES team members. Together the partic­ipant and DSMES team member(s) will develop an indivi­dua­lized DSMES plan.

Standard 8: Ongoing Support

The partic­ipant will be made aware of options and resources available for ongoing support of their initial education and will select the option(s) that will best maintain their self-m­ana­gement needs.

Standard 9: Partic­ipant Progress

The provid­er(s) of DSMES services will monitor and commun­icate whether partic­ipants are achieving their personal diabetes self-m­ana­gement goals and other outcome(s) to evaluate the effect­iveness of the educat­ional interv­ent­ion(s) using approp­riate measur­ement techni­ques.

Standard 10: Quality Improv­ement

The DSMES services quality coordi­nator will measure the impact and effect­iveness of the DSMES services and identify areas for improv­ement by conducting a systematic evaluation of process and outcome data.