What Is Standards of Excellence?
Standards of Excellence in Nutrition and Dietetics for an Organization is a self-assessment tool to measure and evaluate an organization's program, services and initiatives that identify and distinguish the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) brand as the professional expert in food and nutrition. Quality in nutrition and dietetics is a measure of excellence. The RDN can't manage what he or she doesn't measure; and can't improve what he or she doesn't measure! The Quality Management Committee has developed four Standards of Excellence in Nutrition and Dietetics for Organizations:
- Quality of Leadership
- Quality of Organization
- Quality of Practice
- Quality of Outcomes
The four standards can be utilized in four practice segments: health care, education and research, business and industry, and community nutrition and public health. The purpose of the Standards of Excellence is to provide RDNs with a self-assessment tool to measure and evaluate their organization's programs, services and initiatives.
An organization can demonstrate Standards of Excellence in one of many ways…
What Is this Self-Evaluation Intended to Accomplish?
The self-evaluation Metric Scoring Tool will assist the organization in applying and implementing one or more of the strategies in the Standards of Excellence Indicators. The organization can use the Metric Scoring Tool to establish quality improvement projects.
An organization that champions the role of the RDN by applying the Standards of Excellence will realize a positive impact on many aspects of the organization. The organization, exceeding Standards of Excellence in Nutrition and Dietetics, will attract high-performing applicants, persuade administrators to accept innovative ideas, augment financial resources and target increased customer satisfaction and volume.
How to Take the Assessment
This test consists of 32 weighted questions. You will need approximately 50-60 minutes to complete the assessment. NOTE: If you leave the assessment without completing all the questions, your answers will NOT be saved and you'll need to begin again.
When you complete the assessment, you will receive your score on a page that you may print for future reference. Analyzing the score may demonstrate the need for your organization to complete further quality assessment in certain indicators leading to performance and process improvement projects as the ultimate goal is to administer safe and reliable services on a consistent basis.
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Terms and Conditions
The Standards of Excellence Metric Tool (Tool) has been formulated for an organization's self-assessment to determine excellence in leadership, organization, practice and outcomes whereby indicating quality improvement projects as appropriate. The Standards of Excellence criteria apply to all practice segments of nutrition and dietetics: health care, education and research, business and industry, and community nutrition and public health. The Tool is designed to measure and evaluate an organization's program, services and initiatives that identify and distinguish the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) brand as the professional expert in food and nutrition. The Tool does not constitute medical, professional or consultative advice, and should not be taken as such. The information presented in the Tool is not a substitute for professional judgment by the RDN and Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered (NDTR), but rather an exercise in evaluation by the individual practitioner and his or her organization. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is not responsible for an individual RDN or NDTR's actions or omissions based on use of the Tool. The user agrees to release and indemnify the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its employees and agents from any liability arising from use of the Tool.
Copyright© 2018 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Standards of Excellence Metric Tool is intended for use by individual RDNs and NDTRs within organizations.
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