Warren General Hospital has announced that Jeanine Hinman, RN, has achieved Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) status. The National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE) recently notified the hospital that Hinman successfully completed the examination and met the rigorous eligibility requirements. Achieving this status demonstrates that Hinman possesses distinct and specialized knowledge, promoting quality of care for people with Diabetes.
Hinman, an employee of Warren General Hospital since January of 2007, has a comprehensive background in community education. Receiving her Bachelor of Science degree from State University College at Fredonia in business administration, and her Associates in Applied Science as a Registered Nurse from Jamestown Community College, Hinman worked for over 10 years at the Resource Center in Jamestown, N.Y., as a community educator and as the Outreach Coordinator of Prevention and Wellness before coming on board as Diabetes Education Coordinator for Warren General.
In her role, Hinman provides diabetes self-management training including education and consultation (initial and continued assessment) to clients with diabetes and their significant others. She is also responsible for designing, evaluating and implementing diabetes self-management training programs based on individual, physician and community needs as well as meeting American Diabetes Association guidelines.
The NCBDE was established to develop and administer a certification program for health care professionals who teach individuals with diabetes how to manage their disease. Through the development, maintenance and protection of the certification process and the CDE credential, NCBDE recognizes and advances the specialty practice of diabetes education.
For more information about diabetes education self-management training and classes, contact Hinman at 723.4973, ext. 1584, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.