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DSMT Toolkit

Chapter 27: Sample AADE Application

Standard 5

Diabetes self-management education will be provided by one or more instructors. The instructors will have recent educational and experiential preparation in education and diabetes management or will be a certified diabetes educator. The instructor(s) will obtain regular continuing education in the field of diabetes management and education. At least one of the instructors will be a registered nurse, dietitian, or pharmacist. A mechanism must be in place to ensure that the participants’ needs are met if those needs are outside the instructor’s scope of practice and expertise.

Essential Elements Checklist:

  • Instructors’ current credentials
  • Instructors’ current resume
  • 15 hours annual CE for all instructors
  • At least one of the instructors is an RN, RD, or pharmacist
  • CHW training, continuing education, and name of supervisor, if applicable
  • Mechanisms for ensuring participants’ needs are met
  • Team coordination/interaction is documented

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Job Descriptions
Primary Qualified Instructors PQI and Group Leaders

TITLE: Professional Diabetes Program Instructor/Primary Qualified Instructor (PQI)

REPORTS TO: DSME/T Program Coordinator

SUPERVISES: Non-professional instructional staff, Group Leaders

POSITION OVERVIEW:

  • Provides individualized diabetes self-management education/ training to individuals and groups according to the Scope of Practice, Standards of Practice, and Standards of Professional performance for Diabetes Educators (AADE, 2005).
  • Provides direct supervision of the participating non-professional instructional staff and group leaders (i.e., community health workers) that assist in delivering the diabetes self-management education program to class participants. The primary qualified instructor is responsible for selecting community health workers, monitoring their performance, and assuring that they are properly trained. Direct supervision occurs during program instruction and entails: 1) oversight of the instructional material, 2) fidelity checks to ensure that approved material is being delivered as intended, 3) direct observation of community health worker-led instruction, and 4) constant physical availability to assist and answer questions that arise during community health worker led instruction periods.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
80% (Instruction of program participants):

  • Performs DSME/T program participant assessment data, using the AADE7 framework, in a collaborative and ongoing manner.
  • Collaboratively develops educational goals, learning objectives and a plan for educational content and teaching methods with DSME/T program participants.
  • Provides educational interventions that utilize primarily interactive, collaborative, skill-based training methods and maximizes the use of interactive training methods.
  • Collaboratively develops an individualized follow-up plan with each program participant.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of educational services provided by measuring attainment of learning objectives.
  • Conducts a follow-up assessment upon completion of DSME/T program services, using outcome measures from the AADE7 Continuum of Outcomes Framework.
  • Documents assessment data, educational plan, educational services provided and evaluation results in each participant’s educational records.
  • Utilizes a team approach to provide services and collaborates and communicates with team members when needed.
  • Identifies when a program participant’s needs are outside the scope of the instructor’s practice and expertise, plus arranges for additional services to meet needs.
  • Communicates relevant participant information to primary care provider

20% of the time:

  • Participates in the development of training materials.
  • Contributes to, and participates in, a continuous quality improvement process to measure DSME/T program and to identify and address opportunities for improvement.
  • Appraises his/her performance to identify areas of strength and areas for improvement and to develop a plan for improvement and growth.
  • Participates in peer review process to evaluate performance of other professional instructional staff.
  • Maintain 15 hours of continuing education annually specific to diabetes, diabetes related topics and behavior change and self-management education strategies.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • In-depth knowledge about current diabetes treatment management.
  • Able to lead and effectively manage groups.
  • Ability to develop a collaborative, therapeutic alliance with individuals.
  • Basic computer skills (use of Internet and e-mail).

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION:

  • A Registered Nurse, Registered Dietitian, or Pharmacist who is or who is eligible to become a certified diabetes educator.
  • Credentialed as a diabetes education specialist or diabetes clinical management specialist preferred.
  • Minimum of 6 months experience (preferably more) providing diabetes education and/or 15 contact hours within past year in diabetes and diabetes clinical and educational subjects.



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Job Description

TITLE: Group Leader

REPORTS TO: DSME/T Program Coordinator and Primary Qualified Instructor

SUPERVISES: Non-Supervisory Position

POSITION OVERVIEW:

  • Provides individualized diabetes self-management education/ training to individuals and groups according to the Scope of Practice, Standards of Practice, and Standards of Professional performance for Diabetes Educators (AADE, 2005). Community Health Workers maintain a non- technical role in providing instruction to program participants.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
80% (Instruction of program participants):

  • Under the supervision of the program instructor, collects DSME/T program participant assessment data, using the AADE7 framework, in a collaborative and ongoing manner.
  • Under the supervision of the program instructor, collaboratively develops educational goals, learning objectives and a plan for educational content and teaching methods with DSME/T program participants.
  • Provides non-technical educational interventions that utilize primarily interactive, collaborative, skill based training methods and maximizes the use of interactive training methods.
  • Collaboratively with the PQI, develops an individualized follow-up plan with each program participant.
  • Collaboratively with the PQI, Evaluates effectiveness of services provided by measuring the attainment of learning objectives.
  • Collaboratively with the PQI, Conducts a follow-up assessment upon completion of DSME/T program services, using outcome measures from the AADE7 Continuum of Outcomes Framework.
  • Documents assessment data of the PQI developed educational plan, educational services provided, and evaluation results in each participant’s educational records.
  • Utilizes a team approach to provide services and collaborates and communicates with team members when needed.
  • Identifies when a program participant’s needs are outside the scope of the instructor’s practice and expertise, plus arranges for additional services to meet needs.

20% of the time:

  • Contributes to the development of training materials.
  • Contributes to, and participates in, a continuous quality improvement process to measure DSME/T program and to identify and address opportunities for improvement.
  • Appraises his/her performance to identify areas of strength and areas for improvement and to develop a plan for improvement and growth.
  • Participates in peer review process to evaluate performance of other non-professional instructional staff.
  • Maintain 15 hours of continuing education annually specific to diabetes, diabetes related topics and behavior change and self-management education strategies.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • In-depth knowledge about current diabetes treatment management.
  • Able to lead and effectively manage groups.
  • Ability to develop a collaborative, therapeutic alliance with individuals.
  • Basic computer skills (use of Internet and e-mail).
  • Completion of Stanford CDSMP Training (4 days).

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION:

  • Experience working with community based groups and providing outreach to seniors.
  • Minimum of 6 months experience (preferably more) providing diabetes education and/or 15 contact hours within past year in diabetes and diabetes clinical and educational subjects.
  • Experience making oral presentations on health topics in community settings.



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