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APhA's Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Certificate Training Program
Hosted by the California Pharmacists Association 

October 11, 2014
Doubletree by Hilton
San Diego – Del Mar
11915 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130
View the event flyer

October 25, 2014
CPhA Headquarters
4030 Lennane Drive
Sacramento, CA 95834
View the event flyer


 Registration Fees


Early Rate
(rec’d 4 weeks prior to event)
Regular Rate

CPhA Member $329 $379
Non-Member*
$599 $649
CPhA Student Pharmacist $249 $299
Non-Member Student Pharmacist $349 $399

*Non-members: If you join CPhA today, you will receive $100 off of your membership! To take advantage of the new member savings, please contact us at (916) 779-1400.

**Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable under any circumstances.**


Register for Upcoming Programs in California

DateEventProgram DateLocationAddress
Diabetes Certificate Program 10/11/2014 DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego Del Mar 11915 El Camino Real San Diego, CA 92130
Diabetes Certificate Program 10/25/2014 California Pharmacists Association 4030 Lennane Drive Sacramento, CA 95834

Certificate Training Program Goals and Objectives 

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.

Goals of the certificate training program:

  • Provide comprehensive instruction in the pathophysiology of 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

Release Date: February 1, 2012    

Expiration Date: April 1, 2015

 

Self-Study Learning Objectives

At the completion of the self-study program, the participant will be able to:

  • Recall and explain important concepts in glucose homeostasis.
  • Compare the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and treatment of type 1 diabetes with those of type 2 diabetes.
  • Recite laboratory test values and ranges that represent important diagnostic criteria or treatment goals for patients with diabetes.
  • Discuss major findings of landmark diabetes trials that influence the current approach to treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
  • Differentiate among the many oral and injectable antidiabetic agents available for the treatment of diabetes and categorize agents according to their primary mechanism of action, principal adverse effects, and rational role in therapy.
  • Explain currently accepted approaches to managing type 1 and type 2 diabetes, as well as the appropriate clinical use of available oral and injectable antidiabetic agents.
  • Apply concepts and recommendations from current dietary, physicial activity, and weight management guidelines to the specific needs of patients with diabetes.
  • Discuss basic concepts of carbohydrate counting and meal planning for patients with diabetes.
  • Summarize current recommendations for smoking cessation.
  • Describe the role and application of A1C testing and self-monitoring of blood glucose in type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
  • Specify treatment goals and strategies for controlling cardiovascular risk factors in patients with diabetes.
  • Identify screening and treatment recommendations for comprehensive diabetes care, including recommendations addressing nephropathy, retinopathy, foot problems, and immunizations.
  • Propose specific pharmacist-led interventions and services for improving health outcomes in patients with diabetes.
  • Apply elements of motivational interviewing, goal setting, problem solving, and cultural sensitivity to interactions with patients with diabetes.
  • Explain how pharmacists can obtain recognized diabetes care credentials or establish a formal diabetes self-management education program.  


Seminar Learning Objectives

At the completion of this seminar, the participant will be able to:

  • 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.
  • Recommend dietary interventions to support optimal glycemic control and weight loss (when indicated) in patients with diabetes
  • 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 fingerstick 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.
  • Describe ways in which pharmacists can keep abreast of new developments and take advantage of professional opportunities in diabetes care


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.

Accreditation Information

The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as providers of continuing pharmacy education.The self-study portion of The Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Certificate Training Program is approved for 15 hours (1.5 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit (UAN 202-999-12-108-H04-P). The live seminar is approved for 8 hours (0.8 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit (UAN 202-999-12-107-L01-P).

Release Date: February 1, 2012         Expiration Date: February 1, 2015

The Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Certificate Training Program was developed by the American Pharmacists Association and is co-sponsored by the American Association of Diabetes Educators.