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Paraprofessionals: Health Paraprofessional

Paraprofessionals: Health Paraprofessional

Nancy – In a school-wide setting, a health paraprofessional usually completes administrative duties in the health room (i.e manages paperwork, answers phones, etc.). He/she may also help the nurse complete screenings, maintain health room stock and equipment, and apply basic first aid. When the paraprofessional works with specific students 1 to 1 or in a small group, he/she may do things like help with toileting , feeding, and other activities of daily living. If a student has adaptive equipment, like wheelchairs or orthotics, the health paraprofessional may also be involved with the use or maintenance of these. If a student has a chronic health issue like diabetes or allergies, the para may help make sure the student’s health plan is being followed (but not give medication). Continue reading >>

Exclusive: Diabetes Care And Education — The Rd's Role In 2017

Exclusive: Diabetes Care And Education — The Rd's Role In 2017

TD Today's Dietitian Vol. 19, No. 1, P. 40 Today's Dietitian sits down with Hope Warshaw, the 2016 immediate past-president of the American Association of Diabetes Educators, to discuss the organization's work, the RD's role in diabetes care, and ways dietitians can be most effective in delivering diabetes care, education, and support in the future. Hope Warshaw, MMSc, RD, CDE, BC-ADM, FAADE, is a nationally recognized dietitian and certified diabetes educator (CDE) well known for her expertise in diabetes management. She applies nearly 40 years of experience in her work as a book author, freelance writer, media spokesperson, consultant, diabetes educator, and weight management coach in her business, Hope Warshaw Associates, LLC (hopewarshaw.com). Warshaw has written several award-winning, best-selling consumer books and resources published by the American Diabetes Association, including Eat Out, Eat Well — The Guide to Eating Healthy in Any Restaurant, Diabetes Meal Planning Made Easy, and The Complete Guide to Carb Counting: How to Take the Mystery Out of Carb Counting and Improve Your Blood Glucose Control. She's a contributing editor, freelance writer, and editorial advisory board member for Diabetic Living, a consumer diabetes magazine and website. Warshaw also writes the Nutrition Q&A column for The Washington Post. As the 2016 president of American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), Warshaw successfully launched and promoted the organization's new 2016–2018 strategic plan in partnership with its board of directors and CEO. To communicate the plan's key messages, Warshaw identified individuals she refers to as "Change Champions," role models in the field who personify the very essence of the six key strategies in the strategic plan. She profiled each Ch Continue reading >>

Updates And Broadens The Duties Of A School Medical Advisor

Updates And Broadens The Duties Of A School Medical Advisor

OLR Bill Analysis sHB 5348 AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICINE TO STUDENTS WITH DIABETES, THE DUTIES OF SCHOOL MEDICAL ADVISORS, THE INCLUSION OF CPR AND AED TRAINING IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CURRICULUM AND PHYSICAL EXERCISE DURING THE SCHOOL DAY. SUMMARY: This bill allows an identified teacher, principal, or school paraprofessional to administer medication, including glucagon or insulin injections, to a student with diabetes in an emergency. The principal, teacher or paraprofessional must have a written authorization from the student's parents and a written order from a Connecticut-licensed physician, advanced practice registered nurse (APRN), or physician assistant. Current law already allows a principal or teacher, along with other specified school personnel, to give any student medication in the absence of the school nurse, with the written authority of the student's parents and according to a written order from a specified health practitioner. But, under current law, an identified school paraprofessional may give medicine only to a specific student who has a medically diagnosed allergy that may require prompt treatment to protect the student from serious harm or death. The bill also: 1. prohibits school boards from restricting the times and places where a qualified student with diabetes may perform blood glucose self- testing; 2. ; 3. requires public schools to offer, as part of the health and safety curriculum, training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of automatic external defibrillators (AEDs); and 4. requires public schools to include a total of 20 minutes of physical exercise in each regular school day for students in kindergarten through grade five. Finally, the bill allows only a Connecticut-licensed physician, rather than any lice Continue reading >>

2017 National Standards For Diabetes Self-management Education And Support

2017 National Standards For Diabetes Self-management Education And Support

By the most recent estimates, 30.3 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. An estimated 23.1 million have been diagnosed with diabetes and 7.2 million are believed to be living with undiagnosed diabetes. At the same time, 84.1 million people are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes. Thus, more than 114 million Americans are at risk for developing the devastating complications of diabetes (1). Diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) is a critical element of care for all people with diabetes. DSMES is the ongoing process of facilitating the knowledge, skills, and ability necessary for diabetes self-care, as well as activities that assist a person in implementing and sustaining the behaviors needed to manage his or her condition on an ongoing basis, beyond or outside of formal self-management training. In previous National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (Standards), DSMS and DSME were defined separately, but these Standards aim to reflect the value of ongoing support and multiple services. The Standards define timely, evidence-based, quality DSMES services that meet or exceed the Medicare diabetes self-management training (DSMT) regulations, however, these Standards do not guarantee reimbursement. These Standards provide evidence for all diabetes self-management education providers including those that do not plan to seek reimbursement for DSMES. The current Standards’ evidence clearly identifies the need to provide person-centered services that embrace the ever-increasing technological engagement platforms and systems. The hope is that payers will view these Standards as a tool for reviewing DSMES reimbursement requirements and consider change to align with the way their beneficiaries’ engagement preferences have evolved Continue reading >>

Level 1 | Diabetes Fundamentals

Level 1 | Diabetes Fundamentals

Level 1 Diabetes Fundamentals Online Course Series If you are a healthcare professional not yet working in the Diabetes field or you have just started working in the field of Diabetes Education you are in the right place! With your purchase of our Level 1 Diabetes Fundamentals, you have instant access to the six On-Demand courses via the Online University, PLUS we have automatically enrolled you in all live webinars. We welcome you to the rapidly expanding field of diabetes education and care. You are joining a growing number of caring healthcare professionals who are passionate about improving the care and outcomes of people with diabetes. To meet this need, we have developed a comprehensive program to help you feel comfortable and confident as you expand your role in diabetes education. Level 1 Diabetes Fundamentals Online Course Bundle 6 courses The Level 1 Bundle offers six courses and a total of 9.0 CEs. A value of $175 for only $109. Each online course is 90 minutes and provides 1.5 CEs (Includes six courses and 9.0 CEs). All hours earned count toward yourCDE Accreditation Information Earn 9.0 CEs( Group Discounts Available ) This series is designed for health care professionals who are interested in getting started in diabetes education and for those actively working toward becoming a Certified Diabetes Educator*. Each course in this series provides the critical building blocks and foundation for those entering the diabetes field. Plus, they prepare you to advance to our Level 2 Beyond the Fundamentals courses. Our online courses are interactive and combine lecture, poll questions, and case studies to prepare you for success. The content is designed to immediately advance your clinical practice plus move you toward your goal of achieving a higher level of expert Continue reading >>

First Day Of School 504 Plan?

First Day Of School 504 Plan?

Discussion in ' Stickies ' started by DavaCos , May 17, 2013 . Hi all, I'm very new to this site, I've only been here on maybe once or twice. I was wondering if anyone had any insight on a 504 plan ? So my son Asher is 5 and was diagnosed a T1D at 3 1/2, and 6 months later with Celiac Disease. He is attending kindergarten in Sept, and this will be his first time in school since he was diagnosed. I've already met with the Special ED Coordinator, and the principle to start a dialogue. I believe it went well. I'm hoping we are all on the same page. I was wondering if anyone has started a very young child in school and how they managed it. I really believe my son needs some type of medical aid with him even though the school has a full-time nurse. I'm sure everyone understands what its like caring for a young T1D who can't dose himself yet, or calculate carbs, or even know when he is high or low. I feel like if we have an aid or para professional that stays with him all day he won't need to constantly leave the class room and miss out on his education. So how do you deal with a young T1D starting school? Any recommendations on what we would need to have written in our 504 plan? Do we need an IEP Instead? Did your child have a medical aid or not? How did you find a medical aid and how were they trained ? I just really need some advice because I want everything to be in place as of the first day of school. IE... NEED ADVICE FROM PARENTS WHO'VE DONE THIS If you post this in the regular parents section rather than as a sticky, you'll get tons of information about people's various experiences. It sounds though, like your relationship with the school is off to a positive start, which is wonderful. If your son doesn't feel his highs or lows, I'd consider looking into getting him Continue reading >>

New Direction For Enhancing Quality In Diabetes Care: Utilizingtelecommunications And Paraprofessional Outreach Workers Backed By An Expertmedical Team.

New Direction For Enhancing Quality In Diabetes Care: Utilizingtelecommunications And Paraprofessional Outreach Workers Backed By An Expertmedical Team.

1. Telemed J E Health. 2010 Apr;16(3):358-63. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2009.0110. New direction for enhancing quality in diabetes care: utilizingtelecommunications and paraprofessional outreach workers backed by an expertmedical team. (1)Endocrine Metabolic Medical Center, 350 Cambridge Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA. [email protected] Abstract This article assesses the value of using telecommunications withPromatoras (paraprofessional outreach workers) and an expert medical team ofregistered nurses (RNs) and endocrinologists in an at-risk type 2 diabeticHispanic population recruited for a telemedicine feasibility project from a free clinic. Nineteen patients agreed to enter the program and 16 completed theprogram in 3.5 years of study. A Promatoras is the primary educator and the pointof communication to patient or medical personnel overseeing each patient's homeglucose monitoring, medical records, and medications, regularly communicating by telephone and e-mail with patients and diabetes specialists. Between clinicvisits, all routine care, including body weight, blood glucose, and bloodpressure monitoring, was shared over the Internet, and each patient wasinterviewed by audio and camera. The endocrinologist was in his office, while theprimary care physician, patient, and Promotora volunteers were at the freeclinic. Four variables were considered in this longitudinal study: weight,systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, and HbA1c. Estimates of means,correlations, t-tests, and slopes of the repeated measures were obtained, andcomparisons were made between first and last values. The most important sign ofimprovement in the patients' situation was the significant decrease in HbA1c to7.2% from 9.6% (p = 0.001). Continue reading >>

Understanding And Applying The Aade Competencies For Diabetes Educators And Paraprofessionals

Understanding And Applying The Aade Competencies For Diabetes Educators And Paraprofessionals

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Why Are We Ignoring Diabetes Education?

Why Are We Ignoring Diabetes Education?

Diabetes is a self-managed condition. That means the person with diabetes must take care of it each and every day —- and know how to do so. There’s an infinite amount of things they must know including how foods impact blood sugar, blood pressure and kidney health. The benefits of exercise and when it’s dangerous to exercise. The importance of taking your medicine, or not. What the blood sugar numbers on their glucose meter mean and what to do with that information. How to prevent and recover from devastating low blood sugar and prevent frequent high blood sugars. Knowing how to manage one’s diabetes can be the difference between living a fairly normal life or suffering from debilitating diabetes complications. Complications can be devastating for both the person with diabetes and his or her family. They include losing your vision, having your foot or leg amputated, feeling constant pain, tingling or absolutely nothing in your feet and dying prematurely from heart disease, as two out of three people do with type 2 diabetes. Nearly 400 million people in the world have diabetes and half don’t know it. 86 million people in the U.S. have prediabetes, 7 million more than a few years ago. Every 6 seconds a person dies from diabetes. Since this education, called diabetes self-management education (DSME), is essential to one’s quality of life with diabetes, why isn’t it one of the first things healthcare providers make sure patients get? A study reveals that only an estimated 6.8 percent of people with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes received DSME during their first year with diabetes. What’s even more dismaying is that the study participants had private health coverage that would cover the cost of their initial self-management education. Equally hard to believe Continue reading >>

Study Staff | Discover Lab | Stanford Medicine

Study Staff | Discover Lab | Stanford Medicine

Jiaqi Hu MPH, MBBS, is a biostatistician. She came from China and had a one-year full-time clinical clerkship there. She completed her MPH in University of Southern California in 2015. She likes programming, problem-solving and especially enjoys working in the clinical research setting. Bethany Fay, BS, GenePool Research Coordinator My name is Bethany Fay and I am a recent graduate from the University of California, Santa Cruz. I obtained my B.S. in Human Biology and later plan on attending nursing school. I hope to one day obtain my Masters degree and become a Nurse Practioner. I help run both adult and child genetic research trials. In these studies, we look for potentially hazardous biomarkers that could correlate to a genetic disease. My time working at Stanford has been very rewarding. Maria Bregendahl, MS, Research Consultant Maria consults on multiple DISCOVER Lab projects in the areas of Genomics and Diabetes. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Sports Science (with honors) at the University of the Philippines and herMasters degree in Exercise Science at Texas Tech University. Her graduate research addressed the needs of older adults with respect to fall prevention. She investigated the effect of manipulated verbal feedback on the functional motor performance of older women. Lida Faroqi, DPM, Director of Clinical Research Dr. Faroqi has conducted Research at Stanford in the department of Oncology, Endocrinology and Rare diseases. She completed the Wound Care Fellowship at Wyckoff Height Medical Center in New York with Cornell University. She completed her Podiatric Surgical Residency Program at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in 2009. Dr. Faroqi conducted Investigational Research and has Publications with emphasis on Diabetic Limb Salvage. Myo Wong, BA, Assistan Continue reading >>

How To Be A Supportive Partner: Advice From A Type 1’s Wife

How To Be A Supportive Partner: Advice From A Type 1’s Wife

WRITTEN BY: Katrina Pilkington Every relationship has its highs and lows (no pun intended!), and in order to be a positive partner of someone with diabetes, we have to remember that love means giving the benefit of the doubt and always seeing the best in our other half no matter what. Be open and communicate I met this handsome, bald stud in the gym. During our dating years, we opened up about a lot to one another. I shared all of my struggles with G, and G opened up to me about his own struggles—but I always saw that there was something off. Any time we would eat, he would run to the restroom or to his car “to check on something” without telling me exactly what that was. I became suspicious and finally confronted him about it. Reluctantly, G told me that he had diabetes and was leaving to check his blood sugar and take his shot. G, now my husband, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 23 years old, a little over 10 years before he met me. I figured since he’d had it for so long, that it was something I didn’t have to know a whole lot about. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Don’t take it personally or overreact In the beginning, I was a bit naïve. I didn’t understand that sometimes G would have high or low blood sugars for no apparent reason. I thought that he was in control of it all. We would get into many arguments whenever he had an extreme high or low because I felt that it was ‘his fault’ that it happened. One of our biggest fights came early in our dating life. G used to work overtime while we shared a vehicle. I came to pick him up one day and noticed that he seemed lethargic and was slurring his speech a bit. I immediately became upset, thinking that he hadn’t eaten while being focused on work and so his blood sugar was t Continue reading >>

Tmf Tapped For Training Role For Diabetes Educators In Houston

Tmf Tapped For Training Role For Diabetes Educators In Houston

TMF Tapped for Training Role for Diabetes Educators in Houston TMF Health Quality Institute Tapped for Training Role for Diabetes Educators in Houston as Part of Initiative to Reduce Diabetes and Obesity Across the Globe Director, Communications and External Relations Austin, Texas Jan 18, 2018 TMF Health Quality Institute, a leading non-profit health care consulting company based in Austin, has been designated as one of the lead trainers for diabetes paraprofessional educators to impact the prevalence of the disease as well as obesity in the Houston area. The initiative is part of the Cities Changing Diabetes project, which involves major metropolitan areas across the world including Mexico City, Vancouver, Rome, Shanghai, Johannesburg and others.. The project is sponsored by Novo Nordisk, a leading company in the provision of pharmaceuticals for the treatment of diabetes. The global cities are engaging the diabetes and obesity problem in various ways. Houston is going to approach the problem through the faith community, since more than 50 percent of Houstonians regularly attend a house of faith. The citys health department and leaders from a wide diversity of communities of faith will participate in the training program. Representatives from each house of faith will be trained to implement the diabetes education program among their peers. TMF will conduct four of the seven diabetes self-management education train-the-trainer sessions beginning Jan. 20. The global objective is to reduce the number of people with diabetes to 1 in 10 and also reduce obesity 25 percent globally by the year 2045. Major metropolitan areas are the front line in the fight against Type 2 diabetes because research through the project shows that urban environments are already home to two-thirds Continue reading >>

How One Family Lives With Type 1 Diabetes | Perfect Bar

How One Family Lives With Type 1 Diabetes | Perfect Bar

April 2, 2018 April 2, 2018 Katrina Pilkington Lifestyle , Thrive 0 Comments Im a Type 3 Wife. That means my husband has Type 1 Diabetes. I am his biggest advocate and support. Hes my inspiration to maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle so that we can be our best for our daughter and lead by example. Throughout our almost 8 years together, Ive learned a thing or two about being a good partner to someone with Type 1 Diabetes. Knowledge of Type 1 was paramount along with me understanding signals and signs for low and high blood sugars. Its taboo to think that just because someone is diabetic means they have to avoid all sugars. Sugar isnt the root of all diet evil; its the abuse of it in mass amounts that have a huge impact on chronic disease and illness. Type 1 Diabetes isnt something my husband can control with medication. His pancreas no longer produces the hormone, insulin, which is needed to regulate blood sugar levels in the body. It also secretes digestive enzymes such as amylase, trypsin, proteases, and lipase which help to break down fats, carbohydrates, starches, and proteins. Many times, he is able to monitor and control his blood sugars throughout the day. A lifestyle that includes regular exercise and balanced eating is a win-win for life with Type 1 Diabetes. However, there are times when his blood sugar dips low for no rhyme or reason. We could try to pinpoint the time of day, him using energy within a given timeframe or the full moon theres not always a reason for a low. When a low strikes, our best bet is to make sure we are prepared and can act diligently to correct the situation. The rule of thumb is to test ones blood sugars regularly throughout the day and if the result is on the lower end of favorable (a.k.a. hypoglycemia), a T1D is to take in 15 gra Continue reading >>

Njschooljobs | Education

Njschooljobs | Education

Certification(s) NJ Standard Certificate or CE/CEAS required for all teaching positions. Salary: As per negotiated salary guide Commensurate with education and experience Bargaining Unit Orange Education Association For consideration, please apply online at www.orange.k12.nj.us AA/EOE Join the YMCA Family! TEACHER ASSISTANTS, BEFORE / AFTER CARE Several openings to assist Site Supervisor with elementary students in Before and/or After Care programs. Beginning in September (some training in August)Active self-motivated candidate will help run activities especially sports-related games. They will also assist with homework help, projects, arts crafts. Flexible hours perfect for College Students, Assistant Teachers Paras; early mornings and late afternoons! Locations in Freeho... Harry Moore School The school nurse provides services under the direction of A. Harry Moore School administrators. The duties of the school nurse shall include, but not be limited to: Provision of appropriate and mandated medical treatment and services to students including: First Aide and Emergency Treatment, Gastronomy feedings and replacement of G-tubes, Wound care, Catherization, Evaluation and care of students when ill, Administration of medication, Monitoring students with diabetes, sei... Job Fair Posting for Candidates in Puerto Rico-Bilingual Newark Public Schools will be in Puerto Rico to meet with Bilingual Teachers.Who: Bilingual Teacher CandidatesWhat: Information session about teaching with Newark Public Schools in Newark, NJWhen: July 31, 2018Where: TRYP by Wyndham, 4820 Isla Verde Ave, Carolina, 00979, Puerto RicoTime: TBDTo register go to While in Puerto Rico, we will be looking for individuals who: Currently live in Puerto Rico Have an undergraduate or graduate degree, preferably Continue reading >>

Certified Diabetes Educator (cde) Salary

Certified Diabetes Educator (cde) Salary

Job Description for Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) As the name implies, certified diabetes educator (CDE) is a position with specific certification requirements. In addition to being a certified diabetic specialist, many positions have further requirements. Common requirements include being a registered nurse (RN), Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) certifications, a bachelor's or master's degree in nursing, a bachelor's or master's degree in nutrition, or other related training. In some cases, these requirements are mandatory before applying, while some employers will provide employees with the opportunity to complete these requirements during their first few years of work. The CDE educates patients on dietary needs and general health. This may include specific diets aimed to treat medical conditions or diets geared towards general well being to prevent disease. Planning diets and following up with patients to ensure motivation and dedication are a part of the job. They must also serve as a general community resource . This includes regularly communicating with patients, providing educational materials to those interested, and keeping records of all patient interaction. General skills required in this position include communication, computer, and organizational skills; all of these help employee effectively share knowledge of diet and nutrition with patients. The work environment is indoors, typically in an office or hospital setting, while work hours are limited to general business operating hours. Risks and physical requirements are generally limited to basic office tasks. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com) Assess nutritional needs, diet restrictions and current health plans to develop and implement dietary-care plans and provide nutritional counseling. Educate Continue reading >>

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