The Patient-Centered Medical Home — The Dietitian’s Role in This Healthcare Model That Improves Diabetes Outcomes
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 1000, 1010, 5190, 6000, 6030, 7000, 7050, 7100, 7130; Level 2
This continuing education course discusses the PCMH, how it can improve diabetes management and primary healthcare in general, the important role RDs can play in this model of care, and the necessary skills dietitians need to successfully compete in this ever-changing healthcare environment.
Course content was written by Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN, the national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, specializing in African American nutrition, and author of The African American Guide to Living Well With Diabetes and Eating Soulfully and Healthfully With Diabetes.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Define and evaluate the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) concept.
- Demonstrate how the chronic care model and PCMH improve primary care.
- Distinguish between the role of the RD and a certified diabetes educator (CDE) in the PCMH.
- Assess the knowledge and skills RDs and CDEs will need to successfully participate in the PCMH.
- 2.00 CDR