Hospital remains resource for those living with diabetes
The National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE) announced that Nathan Littauer Hospital has renewed the certified Diabetes educator® (CDE®) status by successfully completing thee continuing Education renewal option process. Candidates must meet rigorous eligibility requirements to be eligible for certification. Achieving the CDE credential demonstrates to people with diabetes and employers that the health care professional posses distinct and specialized knowledge, thereby promoting quality of care fro people with diabetes. Currently, there are over 17,400 diabetes educators who hold the NCBDE certification.
“This certification is a great personal and professional achievement.” stated Kathie Rohrs, MSN, CDE. Mrs. Rohrs heads up Diabetic Programming for Nathan Littauer. She continues, “Maintaining my CDE status validates my endeavors in remaining current with professional standards of care in diabetes management education”
Nathan Littauer Hospital Diabetes Education is an American Diabetes Association recognized program since 2002. Mr. Rohrs said, “We have a comprehensive program for people who are living with diabetes or for those who are newly diagnosed. Our approach is highly customized and personable. We are unique because we offer a multidisciplinary team of educators focused on the patient’s learning experience.” Mrs. Rohrs has been a nurse at Nathan Littauer Hospital for over 25 years and holds a Masters of Science in Nursing with an Education Specialization. She concludes, “Teaching people how to manage their disease is at the heart of this program. I am very proud of our team and our patients.”