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Diabetes Care: A Practical Approach to Medication Management in Community-Based Pharmacy Settings

With the great increase in direct patient care services provided and the frequency of patients visiting their pharmacies, community-based pharmacists are greatly positioned to provide diabetes education and care. To ensure pharmacists are well-equipped to educate patients on appropriately managing their medications, this educational session will serve as a future resource to the busy community pharmacist as it provides foundational knowledge on diabetes management and best medication therapy management (MTM)/care planning practices. This session aims to provide learners with assistance identifying educational opportunities to optimize diabetes care so they can be confident in providing these services and improve health outcomes for their patients.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Analyze the role of pharmacists in providing enhanced care to patients with diabetes in community-based settings.
  • Apply medication therapy management (MTM) knowledge to identify and incorporate best practices for community pharmacists.
  • Utilize current pharmacological treatment guidelines to assist in the management of patients with diabetes.
  • Develop a care plan using current diabetes treatment guidelines to optimize management for patients.

Presenter

Urvinder Kaur, PharmD, RPh is a 2020 Doctor of Pharmacy graduate from MCPHS University in Boston, MA and is currently pursuing a postgraduate community-based pharmacy residency with Walgreens & MCPHS University focused on medication therapy management, ambulatory care, specialty pharmacy, and academia. Dr. Kaur's practice interests include enhanced clinical services in the community pharmacy setting, diabetes management, experiential education and pharmacy advocacy. Dr. Kaur is an active member of various local and national pharmacy organizations including her current role on the 2020-21 APhA-APPM Residency Standing Committee. She is passionate about pharmacy and enjoys supporting the profession in any capacity. Dr. Kaur is also working towards her master’s degree (MBA) in Healthcare Management at MCPHS University.

Registration Fee: Free to all.

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Release Date: April 27, 2021
Expiration Date: April 27, 2022
Contact Hours: 1.0
Universal Activity Number: ACPE UAN: 0026-0000-21-004-H04-P
ACPE Topic Designator: General Pharmacy

Accreditation

MCPHS University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. MCPHS designates this educational activity for a total of 1.0 contact hours (.10 CEUs).

Requirements for Credit

In order to receive credit, the participant must review the entire presentation and complete the post-test and evaluation form. Upon completion participant credit will be reported to CPE Monitor. Transcripts may be printed from CPE Monitor.

Statement of Disclosure

MCPHS University adheres to the ACPE Standards regarding commercial support of continuing pharmacy education. It is the policy of MCPHS University that the speakers and planning committee disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of the educational activity, that relevant conflicts of interest are resolved, and also that speakers will disclose any unlabeled/unapproved use of drugs or devices during their presentation.

No funding from industry provided for this event. No exhibitors will be present.
Urvinder Kaur, PharmD, RPh, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
All CE staff members have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.