ACPE-Approved Diabetes Management Certificate for Pharmacists

Certificate Program
  • Target Audience: Pharmacists and Pharmacy Techs
  • Contact Hours: 8.0 (0.8 CEUs)
  • ACPE Certificate Program Number (CPN): 0669-23-001-CP
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ACPE-Approved Diabetes Certificate Program for Pharmacists

This comprehensive ACPE-Approved certification program combines online video training on demand with hands-on skills practicum over Zoom with one of our RXCE approved pharmacists. 

Enhance your knowledge, skills, and confidence.  Provide a new, exceptional level of care to your patients by educating them based on detailed diabetes knowledge and expertise.  And do it all at an affordable price from the comfort of home.

7 Reasons to Choose Our Pharmacy Certificate Program

  1. Credibility: This program has ACPE approval, assuring you that it meets rigorous standards for quality and effectiveness.
  2. Flexibility: Our self-paced program is designed to accommodate your busy schedule.  Learn at your pace and on your own time.
  3. Personalized Feedback: You'll have the opportunity to interact directly with our Skill Assessor, receiving valuable feedback and guidance that helps you refine your expertise.
  4. Enhanced Career Opportunities: This certificate can pave your way to advanced positions in the pharmacy field, showcasing your dedication to excellence in your profession.
  5. Continued Learning: The program provides 8 hours of ACPE-approved continuing education, helping you fulfill your professional development requirements.
  6. Affordable: Here are RXCE, we believe that professional growth should be accessible to all.  That’s why our program costs a fraction of the price charged by other ACPE providers.
  7. Certification: After completion of the final assessment and the practicum, you will receive your ACPE-Approved Certificate along with an RXCE digital badge you can display on your professional profiles.

Key Benefits of Our Program

  • Knowledge and Expertise: Gain an enhanced understanding of diabetes, innovative treatments, and information technology used for its management. This knowledge will empower you to provide your patients with comprehensive and up-to-date information about their condition.
  • Improved Patient Counseling: Your in-depth understanding of diabetes will improve your patient counseling skills, benefiting pharmacies that serve a high number of elderly patients or those with chronic conditions like diabetes.
  • Professional Development: Stand out as a qualified professional in your field with a specialty certification in diabetes pharmacy, boosting your employability and career progression.
  • Stay Current: Keep pace with the latest developments in healthcare, particularly those related to diabetes, ensuring your knowledge remains current and beneficial for your career progression.
  • Deeper Understanding of Equipment and Medicines: Improve your knowledge of diabetes-related medications, insulins, and equipment, helping you to better assist your patients.
  • Enhanced Patient Care and Management: Improve your patients' management of their diabetes through your increased knowledge and understanding, enabling you to answer their questions and provide effective solutions more efficiently.
  • Continuing Education Requirements: Meet your continuing education requirements through our certificate program that provides necessary credits for relicensure.

Join the Diabetes Pharmacy Certificate Program Today

In short, our diabetes pharmacy certificate program will not only enhance your knowledge and skills but also bring about improved patient care, keep you updated with the latest developments, and provide an edge in your career progression. Enroll today and take the first step toward a brighter, more specialized future in pharmacy!

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

  • Evaluate the diagnosis, classification, and pathophysiology in individuals who present with diabetes mellitus
  • Formulate goals for diabetes management
  • Explain methods to facilitate behavior change in patients
  • Choose practical considerations for optimizing glycemic management

Course Modules (click to expand)

Course Summary

Diabetes mellitus remains a major public health problem as a leading cause of death and micro- and macro-vascular morbidity. The management of diabetes continues to evolve as new research, technology, and treatments allow for enhanced patient care. It is vital for healthcare providers, including physicians, nurses, and pharmacists, to remain up to date with the newest diabetes care guidelines, which now incorporate inclusive language and a patient-first approach. This includes a strong understanding of both the classification and diagnosis of diabetes. This course will review the pathophysiology, classification, and diagnosis of diabetes mellitus in the context of the updated Standards of Care in Diabetes 2023 guidelines.


Course Objectives

Describe the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus

Compare and contrast categories of diabetes

Describe tests used to diagnose diabetes

I. Introduction

II. Prevalence and Public Health Impact

III. Pathophysiology

IV. Classifications

1. Type 1 diabetes mellitus
2. Type 2 diabetes mellitus
3. Gestational diabetes
4. Specific other types of diabetes

V. Diagnostic tests

1. Fasting plasma glucose
2. 2-hour post prandial glucose
3. Hemoglobin A1C
4. Random plasma glucose

VI. Summary

Other Details

  • UAN: 0669-0000-23-089-H01-P
  • Topic: Disease State Management/Drug Therapy
  • CeBroker Number: 20-1094768
  • Contact Hours: 1.0 (0.1 CEUs)

Course Summary

Glycemic control is a cornerstone in managing diabetes and is multifaceted, requiring various tools for accurate assessment and effective management.1 Such tools include hemoglobin A1C (A1C), continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), time in range (TIR), and blood glucose monitoring (BGM).1 It is vital for health care providers, including physicians, nurses, and pharmacists, to remain up to date with the newest diabetes care guidelines, which include recommended glycemic goals and the assessment of glycemic control. This course will compare the various methods by which to assess glycemic control and discuss recommended glycemic goals for different patient cohorts. These topics will be discussed in the context of the updated American Diabetes Association Standards of Care in Diabetes 2023 guidelines, specifically the Glycemic Targets section.


Course Objectives

Compare and contrast methods of assessing glycemic control

Select glycemic goals for various patient cohorts

Summarize limitations of A1C measurements

I. Introduction

II. Assessing Glycemic Control: Hemoglobin A1C

1. Definition
2. Correlation Between A1C and Blood Glucose Monitoring
3. A1C Differences in Ethnic Populations and Children
4. Limitations of A1C
5. Assessing Glycemic Control: Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)

III. Glycemic Goals

1. ADA Recommendations
2. Setting A1C Goals
3. Factors Influencing Individualized Goals
4. Evolving Goals Over Time
5. Recommended Glycemic Targets
6. Preprandial vs. Postprandial Glucose Targets
7. New Findings and Revised Recommendations

IV. A1C and Microvascular and Macrovascular Complications

1. A1C Targets and Microvascular Complications
2. Cardiovascular Implications and Mortality Findings
3. Cardiovascular Disease and Type 1 Diabetes
4. Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes

V. Hypoglycemia

1. Hypoglycemia Treatment
2. Hypoglycemia Prevention
3. Use of CGM Technology in Hypoglycemia Prevention

VI. Intercurrent Illness

VII. Patient-centered Care

VIII. Summary

Other Details

  • UAN: 0669-0000-23-113-H01-P
  • Topic: Disease State Management/Drug Therapy
  • CeBroker Number: 20-1094776
  • Contact Hours: 1.0 (0.1 CEUs)

Course Summary

Diabetes mellitus remains a major public health problem as a leading cause of death and micro- and macro-vascular morbidity. The management of diabetes continues to evolve as new research, technology, and treatments allow for enhanced patient care. It is vital for health care providers, including physicians, nurses, and pharmacists, to remain up to date with the newest diabetes care guidelines, which include updates to the pharmacologic management of diabetes mellitus. This course will review available oral diabetes medications, with a discussion of mechanisms of action, side effects, and contraindications, and a comparison of available agents. Suggested place in a therapeutic regimen will also be discussed in the context of the updated Standards of Care in Diabetes 2023 guidelines.


Course Objectives

Compare and contrast the mechanisms of action of available oral diabetes medications

Describe the side effects and contraindications of oral diabetes medications

Identify when to utilize oral diabetes medications within a therapeutic regimen

I. Introduction

II. Choice of Glucose-Lowering Therapy

III. Oral Diabetes Medications

6. Metformin
i. Mechanism of action
ii. Side effects
iii. Contraindications
7. Sulfonylureas
i. Mechanism of action
ii. Side effects
iii. Contraindications
8. Thiazolidinediones
i. Mechanism of action
ii. Side effects
iii. Contraindications
9. DPP4-Inhibitors
i. Mechanism of action
ii. Side effects
iii. Contraindications
10. SGLT2 Inhibitors
i. Mechanism of action
ii. Side effects
iii. Contraindications
11. Other Oral Agents
i. Mechanism of action
ii. Side effects
iii. Contraindications

IV. Oral Medication Comparison

V. Patient Counseling

VI. Summary

Other Details

  • UAN: 0669-0000-23-115-H01-P
  • Topic: Disease State Management/Drug Therapy
  • CeBroker Number: 20-1094780
  • Contact Hours: 1.0 (0.1 CEUs)

Course Summary

Diabetes mellitus remains a major public health problem as a leading cause of death and micro- and macro-vascular morbidity. The management of diabetes continues to evolve as new research, technology, and treatments allow for enhanced patient care. It is vital for health care providers, including physicians, nurses, and pharmacists, to remain up to date with the newest diabetes care guidelines, which include updates to the pharmacologic management of diabetes mellitus. This course will review available injectable diabetes medications, with a discussion of mechanisms of action, side effects, and contraindications, and a comparison of available agents. Suggested place in a therapeutic regimen will also be discussed in the context of the updated Standards of Care in Diabetes 2023 guidelines.


Course Objectives

Compare and contrast the mechanisms of action of available injectable diabetes medications

Describe the side effects and contraindications of injectable diabetes medications

Identify when to utilize injectable diabetes medications within a therapeutic regimen

I. Introduction

II. Choice of Glucose-Lowering Therapy

III. Injectable Diabetes Medications

1. GLP-1 RAs
i. Mechanism of action
ii. Side effects
iii. Contraindications
2. GIP/GLP-1 RAs
i. Mechanism of action
ii. Side effects
iii. Contraindications

IV. Patient Counseling

V. Summary

Other Details

  • UAN: 0669-0000-23-117-H01-P
  • Topic: Disease State Management/Drug Therapy
  • CeBroker Number: 20-1094786
  • Contact Hours: 1.0 (0.1 CEUs)

Course Summary

Diabetes mellitus remains a major public health problem as a leading cause of death and micro- and macro-vascular morbidity. The management of diabetes continues to evolve as new research, technology, and treatments allow for enhanced patient care. It is vital for health care providers, including physicians, nurses, and pharmacists, to remain up to date with the newest diabetes care guidelines, which include updates to the pharmacologic management of diabetes mellitus. This course will review available insulin products, with suggested dosing regimens and a comparison of available agents. Suggested place in a therapeutic regimen will also be discussed in the context of the updated Standards of Care in Diabetes 2023 guidelines.


Course Objectives

Compare and contrast available insulin therapies

Identify appropriate insulin dosing strategies

Identify when to utilize insulin within a diabetic therapeutic regimen

I. Introduction

II. Choice of Glucose-Lowering Therapy

III. Types of Insulin

1. Rapid-acting insulin
2. Short-acting (regular) insulin
3. Intermediate-acting Insulin
4. Long-acting Insulin
5. Ultra-long acting insulin
6. Mixed insulin
7. Inhaled Insulin

IV. Insulin Injection Technique

V. Managing Hypoglycemia

VI. Patient Counseling

VII. Summary

Other Details

  • UAN: 0669-0000-23-119-H01-P
  • Topic: Disease State Management/Drug Therapy
  • CeBroker Number: 20-1094790
  • Contact Hours: 1.0 (0.1 CEUs)

Course Summary

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a common condition, affecting over 11% of the US population, or 37.3 million Americans.[1] Over 350 million people are affected worldwide.[2] More than just a disorder of hyperglycemia, DM affects multiple organ systems, with varied consequences and complications. Diabetes-related complications may be acute or chronic and may range from acute, life-threatening hypoglycemia, diabetic ketoacidosis, or diabetic coma to chronic neuropathy, nephropathy, retinopathy, and widespread vascular disease. Excellent control of hyperglycemia with a multitude of available pharmaceutical agents in combination with lifestyle changes affords the best chance of preventing diabetes-related complications. When complications do occur, early recognition and management lead to the best outcomes. Management of complications is condition-specific. This course will describe the most common complications of diabetes (both type 1 and type 2) and their respective management options.


Course Objectives

Describe the most common acute and chronic complications of diabetes mellitus.

Identify common presentations of diabetic complications and the monitoring recommendations for these conditions in patients with diabetes.

Design a team-based plan for the management of common diabetic complications.

I.Introduction
II.Diabetes Mellitus.
1. Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
2. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
3. Gestational Diabetes
III.Complications of Diabetes Mellitus
1. Acute Complications: Presentation and Management
1. Complications of Hypo- or Hyperglycemia
2. Infection-related Complications
2. Chronic Complications: Presentation and Management
1. Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease
2. Heart Failure
3. Chronic Kidney Disease
4. Retinopathy
5. Neuropathy
6. Osteoporosis
IV.Designing a Team-based Approach
V.Summary

Other Details

  • UAN: 0669-0000-23-121-H01-P
  • Topic: Disease State Management/Drug Therapy
  • CeBroker Number: 20-1094794
  • Contact Hours: 1.0 (0.1 CEUs)

Course Summary

The "Nutrition and Lifestyle Approaches to Preventing and Managing Diabetes" course is designed to equip pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively counsel patients on nutrition and lifestyle approaches to managing diabetes. The course covers the pathophysiology of diabetes that can be modified with nutrition and lifestyle recommendations, over-the-counter medications and supplements utilized for diabetes management, and counseling techniques for effective patient education. The course also includes a gap analysis of current pharmacy practice regarding lifestyle and nutrition in diabetes care, identifying areas where improvement is needed to optimize patient outcomes. By the end of the course, participants will have a deeper understanding of the importance of nutrition and lifestyle in diabetes prevention and management and will be better equipped to provide comprehensive diabetes care to their patients.


Course Objectives

Describe the role of nutrition and lifestyle in the prevention and management of diabetes.

Plan questions for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to effectively counsel patients on nutrition and lifestyle approaches to managing diabetes.

Identify lifestyle and nutrition gaps in pharmacy practice regarding the management and prevention of diabetes.

Introduction

II. Pathophysiology of Diabetes

III. Nutrition and Diabetes

IV. Lifestyle Approaches to Diabetes Management

V. Over-the-Counter Medications and Supplements in Individuals with Diabetes

VI. Counseling Patients with Diabetes

VII. Identifying Lifestyle and Nutrition Gaps in Pharmacy Practice

Other Details

  • UAN: 0669-0000-23-123-H01-P
  • Topic: Disease State Management/Drug Therapy
  • CeBroker Number: 20-1094798
  • Contact Hours: 1.0 (0.1 CEUs)

Course Summary

The majority of patients with diabetes are managed in the primary care setting. Given the complexity of caring for patients with diabetes, the high and increasing workload in primary care practices, and the urgent need to improve the quality of diabetes care, a partnership among diverse professionals with knowledge and interest in diabetes care has been shown to meet the needs of patients. Collaborative working relationships with prescribers and other stakeholders, including pharmacists, is essential to improved patient management. Collaborative practice models are developing innovative approaches, demonstrating care improvements, and delivering comprehensive patient-centered diabetes care. Pharmacist integration can include individual or group visits with other members of the interprofessional team, education, and medication management through collaborations, strategies, and interventions within the scope of the pharmacy team. Published examples of successful interventions are described for pharmacy teams to consider.


Course Objectives

Describe the role of nutrition and lifestyle in the prevention and management of diabetes.

Plan questions for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to effectively counsel patients on nutrition and lifestyle approaches to managing diabetes.

Identify lifestyle and nutrition gaps in pharmacy practice regarding the management and prevention of diabetes.

I. Skills Application

II. Introduction

III. Brief Overview of Diabetic Patient Care

IV. Models of Care

V. Care Teams

1. Clinical Care Team Members
2. Nonclinical Care Team Members and Resources

VI. Summary

Other Details

  • UAN: 0669-0000-23-125-H01-P
  • Topic: Disease State Management/Drug Therapy
  • CeBroker Number: 20-1094802
  • Contact Hours: 1.0 (0.1 CEUs)
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L. Austin Fredrickson, MD, FACP

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Liz Fredrickson, PharmD, BCPS

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Yasmine S. Ali, MD, MSCI, FACC, FACP

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Pamela Sardo, Pharm.D., B.S.

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Jeff Goldberg, PharmD, BCPP

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