The Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care

A certified program by American Pharmacists Association (APhA) that is designed to equip pharmacists with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to provide effective, evidence-based diabetes care.

The program is divided into 2 main components; a self-study and a live seminar. The self-study consists of five modules to provide a comprehensive instruction in current diabetes concepts and standards of care. The live seminar incorporates case studies and hands-on skills training focused on the situations most likely to be encountered – as well as the services most needed in community and ambulatory care practice settings.

Objectives

  • Apply concepts and recommendations from current dietary, physical activity, and weight management guidelines to the specific needs of patients with diabetes.
  • Evaluate the overall health status of patients with diabetes in terms of recommended monitoring and interventions, and formulate strategies for closing gaps in care.
  • Propose modifications to a patient’s drug therapy regimen rooted in evidence-based algorithms for diabetes management.
  • Analyze and interpret a patient’s self-monitoring of blood glucose results and use the results to identify needed changes in the diabetes management plan.
  • Demonstrate proper technique for measuring blood pressure, administering injections, obtaining finger-stick samples for blood glucose monitoring, operating blood glucose meters, and performing monofilament foot testing.
  • Integrate the varied aspects of comprehensive diabetes care into efficient, sensitive, respectful pharmacist–patient interactions that support optimal patient self-management.

 

PRE-REQUISITES

  • Successful completion of the self-study part involves passing the self-study assessment with a grade of %70 or higher to be able to attend the 1 day seminar.
  • Following completion of the live seminar, participants will be given a period of time to complete the open book final exam. The final exam will be conducted similarly to the self-study exam and requires at a grade of at least %70 or higher.
  • An orientation will be conduct on November 25th.

 

DISCLAIMER: participants who are not successful to pass any of the 2 assessments will not be entitled to complete the program nor refunding of the fees.

Certification

Certification from American Pharmacists Association (APHA)