The Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Certificate Training Program is a newly revised, intensive educational experience designed to equip pharmacists with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to provide effective, evidence-based diabetes care. Five self-study modules provide 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. Participants will gain experience evaluating and adjusting drug therapy regimens for patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, counseling patients about lifestyle interventions, analyzing and interpreting self-monitoring of blood glucose results, and assessing the overall health status of patients to identify needed monitoring and interventions.
The goals of the certificate training program are to:
Provide comprehensive instruction in current standards of care for patients with diabetes.
Increase pharmacists’ confidence in serving as the drug therapy expert on the diabetes health care team.
Refresh pharmacists’ knowledge of the pathophysiology of diabetes and the acute and long‐term complications of the disease.
Familiarize pharmacists with important concepts in nutrition, exercise, and weight control that contribute to optimal diabetes care.
Offer hands-on training in diabetes-related devices and physical assessment skills relevant to optimal diabetes care.
Introduce pharmacists to the many varied ways in which they can help to improve health outcomes among patients with diabetes.
Certificate Training Program Components
The Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Certificate Training Program is conducted in two parts: a self-study activity with web-based learning reinforcement exercises and a live training seminar where participants demonstrate competency in blood pressure testing, self-injection techniques, diabetic foot exam, and blood glucose testing. To earn a Certificate of Achievement, participants must successfully complete all components of the program.
Target Audience: Pharmacists in all practice settings
Activity Type: Practice-based
Post-Seminar Final Exam
Following completion of the live seminar, participants will have two weeks to complete the open book final exam. The final exam will be conducted similarly to the self-study exam. Access information will be provided at the seminar.
Activity Completion Requirements
Successful completion of the self-study involves passing the self-study assessment with a grade of 70% or higher and successful completion of the live seminar involves passing the final exam with a grade of 70% or higher and demonstrating competency in blood pressure testing, self-injection techniques, diabetic foot exam, and blood glucose testing.
Post-Seminar Final Exam
Following completion of the live seminar, participants will have two weeks to complete the open book final exam. The final exam will be conducted similarly to the self-study final exam. Log-in information and password will be provided at the seminar. Successful completion is defined as a score of 70 percent or greater.
For more program information: http://www.pharmacist.com/pharmacist-patient-centered-diabetes-care-0
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Refund Policy: An 80% refund of the registration fee will be made if cancellation notification is received 3 weeks prior to the live course date, AND if the access code has not been redeemed.
If the access code for a specific live seminar/home study programmed is redeemed there will be NO refund for cancellation. However, you may be eligible to apply your registration to a later live seminar for a discounted fee of no less than $250. To do this, you must contact the PSSNY at 800.632.8822 PRIOR to the live seminar date originally registered for.
If you have any questions about the refund policy - please contact PSSNY at 800.632.8822 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event Registration Cancellation Policy:
This policy applies to all events sponsored by PSSNY and regional affiliates. For refunds, all cancellations must be received in writing no later than 48 hours prior to the scheduled event. A $10.00 (per person) processing fee will be deducted from all refunds. Phone cancellations will not be accepted. Cancellations may be received via fax, email or regular mail. It is up to the registrant to confirm receipt of the cancellation request. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after the deadline. In extenuating circumstances, to be determined solely by PSSNY, a voucher for attendance at another event might be offered. Additional fees may be required.