The Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care

Certificate Training Program

Saturday September 6, 2014 | 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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Please complete and return form no later than August 15, 2014 to:
   Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy
   Attn: Autumn Stewart
   600 Forbes Avenue
   209 Bayer Learning Center
   Pittsburgh, PA 15282-1560

About the Seminar

The Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care 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.

Seminar Learning Objectives
  • 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.

For a complete list of learning objectives and for all APhA accreditation information and policies, please visit APhA's website,

Seminar Agenda:

Welcome & Introduction
Comprehensive Care Needs
Intensifying Drug Therapy
Nurtition Counseling
Insulin Therapy
Hands-On Assessments
Special Situations in Diabetes Management
Next Steps and Resources
Closing Remarks

Faculty & Staff

Dr. Autumn Stewart, PharmD., BCACP
Dr. Jamie McConaha, PharmD., CGP., BCACP
Dr. Suzanne Higginbotham, PharmD., BCAP

Duquesne University

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