Diabetes Mellitus Certification Standards

A. Introduction

The HCAC Diabetes Mellitus Program Certification Program is designed for organized diabetes mellitus programs that are managing persons of all ages who have been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus (type 1 and 2). The focus includes community awareness, identifying individuals at risk and prevention strategies. The program may be provided within a primary health care center, hospital or other setting that provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to diabetes care.

The HCAC Diabetes Mellitus Program Certification Standards are designed to assure high quality of care is provided to those who are at risk of developing or have been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus.

B. Aim

To embed high quality and reliable diabetic patient care and services.

C. Framework and guiding principles of HCAC Hospital Standards

The standards are designed for organized diabetes mellitus programs that are managing persons of all ages who have been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus (type 1 & 2). The focus includes community awareness, identifying individuals at risk and prevention strategies. The program may be provided within a primary health care center, hospital or other setting that provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to diabetes care.

D. Eligible Institutions

Any accredited healthcare organization that offers a comprehensive diabetes mellitus program is eligible for seeking Diabetes Mellitus Program Certification.

E. Organization of the standards Manual

The standards manual is grouped according to the following clusters:

Cluster 1: Program Management

  • Program Structure and Management
  • Community Mobilization 

 

Cluster 2: Clinical Management

  • Patient Rights
  • Patient assessment
  • Patient care

 

Cluster 3: Self-Management

Cluster 4: Ancillary Services

  • Pharmaceutical services
  • Laboratory services

 

Cluster 5: Staff Performance

Cluster 6: Quality and Safety

  • Quality improvement and patient safety
  • Information management

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