APhA Announces Special Offerings of The Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Certificate Training Program
Apr 17, 2012 - 11:54:35 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON, DC – The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) today announced four special offerings of The Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care certificate training program for $99. The newly-revised certificate training program equips pharmacists with the knowledge, skills and confidence to provide effective, evidence-based diabetes care.
The program consists of five self-study modules on current diabetes concepts and standards of care, as well as a live seminar focusing on training for the hands-on skills and situations a pharmacist may likely encounter in community and ambulatory care 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.
• 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
• Introduce pharmacists to the many ways they can help improve health outcomes among patients with diabetes
Visit www.pharmacist.com/ctp/diabetes12 for registration and additional information. The live seminars will be held June 28, 2012 in Litchfield Park, AZ; August 25, 2012 Morgantown, WV; September 21, 2012 in Houston, TX; and October 19, 2012 in Orlando, FL.
The Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care certificate training program was developed by the American Pharmacists Association and co-sponsored by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. For a list of program learning objectives and continuing pharmacy education information, please go to APhA’s website www.pharmacist.com/ctp.
APhA is partnering with West Virginia University School of Pharmacy, Arizona Pharmacy Alliance and Florida Pharmacy Association to offer the live seminar programs. The Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care certificate training program special offerings are supported by an independent educational grant from sanofi-aventis, U.S.
About the American Pharmacists Association
The American Pharmacists Association, founded in 1852 as the American Pharmaceutical Association, is a 501 (c)(6) organization, representing more than 62,000 practicing pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and others interested in advancing the profession. APhA, dedicated to helping all pharmacists improve medication use and advance patient care, is the first-established and largest association of pharmacists in the United States. For more information, please visit www.pharmacist.com.
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