Diabetes Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Certificate Program

Purchase unlimited access to all 13 CE courses (total of 27 credit hours) listed below for 2 years for a one-time fee of $149.

What This Certificate Program Offers

The Power-Pak C.E. Diabetes MTM Certificate Program is a comprehensive training program for pharmacists who treat patients with diabetes and related disciplines. There are 13 Modules for a total of 27 Credit hours. Each module was created and reviewed by experts in the field of diabetes management and faculty from some of the most prestigious schools of pharmacy who have agreed to share their experiences and expertise.

This 27 credit certificate program provides up-to-date information about diabetes management in an easily digestible format that includes valuable Counseling Tips for everyday practice. We realize the role of the pharmacist is evolving: The recognition of the pharmacist as playing a key role in disease management has become a reality. Diabetes has become a global epidemic and managing diabetes is challenging to even the most seasoned health care professional. While we know that pharmacists receive training in diabetes management, we recognize that keeping up with new guidelines and medications can be an arduous task. On top of that, filling out a CMR, providing MTM, and getting an accredited Diabetes Program going can be confusing. Power-Pak C.E. is sensitive to the pharmacy workflow and time constraints put on the pharmacist.


Program Goals

Pharmacists completing this program should be better prepared to:

  • Describe the physiology of type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • Appreciate how different treatment options work for patients with diabetes and the rationale behind these treatment options
  • Identify how to empower patients with diabetes to take care of themselves by providing diabetes self-management education (DSME)
  • Identify how other medications a patient takes may affect their diabetes control
  • Complete a comprehensive medical record effectively and understand the MTM Star Ratings System
  • Recognize the importance of diabetes initiatives and implement efficient and effective practice changes based on new concepts in diabetes management



COURSE OUTLINE

The program includes 13 cutting edge modules:

CURRENT CONCEPTS IN DIABETES MANAGEMENT


Module 1. Diabetes Defined: Pathophysiology

This module provides pharmacists with the foundation to understand the pathophysiology of Diabetes Mellitus (DM), focusing on Type 1 DM and Type 2 DM. Diabetes is one of the most frequently encountered chronic health conditions in the pharmacy setting.

2.0 CPE Credit Hours

Module 2. Identifying Oral Agents Used to Treat Diabetes

In this section pharmacists will learn current treatment guidelines for patients with Type 2 Diabetes, focusing on oral agents. This module contains drug dosing recommendations as well as adverse reactions, and key counseling points for pharmacists.

2.0 CPE Credit Hours

Module 3. Non-Insulin Injectable Diabetes Medications

This module covers the proper use and mechanism of action of the newer class of agents to treat diabetes; the non-insulin injectables. These drugs work in a variety of ways to achieve diabetes control. The incretin hormones are discussed here to help elucidate the way these agents work in the body. Injection technique, barriers to use, and drawbacks to this type of therapy, as well as counseling tips for pharmacists are included.

2.0 CPE Credit Hours

Module 4. Blood Glucose Monitoring

This module covers an essential piece to understanding how to achieve good diabetes control; self-monitoring blood glucose (SMBG). SMBG is the basis for any diabetes program that is established in the pharmacy. Interpretation of data will be discussed as well as accuracy of me-ters and the proper way to use home blood glucose meters.

1.5 CPE Credit Hours

Module 5. Understanding Insulin Therapy

This module covers a comprehensive review of insulin therapy in diabetes care, both for the 1 and type 2 patient. This course covers the principals of basal/bolus insulin regimens as well as how insulin is dosed. Injection techniques and barriers to insulin therapy are discussed. This 3-credit course takes a deep dive into the why and how to develop a good treatment plan for patients using insulin. Key Counseling points are developed for the pharmacists; as they are in every segment of this program.

3.0 CPE Credit Hours

Module 6. Healthy Eating with Diabetes

This module will serve as a guide for pharmacists to help their patients with diabetes develop good eating habits. Portion sizes and proper understanding of food labels are discussed, as well as glycemic index and what a balanced diet looks like. This will help pharmacists help their patients navigate through a grocery store and make informed healthy food choices.

2.0 CPE Credit Hours

Module 7. Exercise for Better Health

This module addresses the benefits of exercise in patients with diabetes. This segment includes different types of exercise that fit all patient profiles, even those with existing diabetic complications. The module includes examples of different exercises and the areas in which they may benefit patients with diabetes. Tips on how to properly counsel a patient with diabetes starting an exercise program are included.

2.0 CPE Credit Hours

Module 8. Diabetes Complications and Comorbidities

There are numerous complications that can occur in patients with diabetes from neuropathy to kidney disease. The pharmacist knows all too well that complications often mean more medications. It is important to understand complications and the medications used to treat these complications to effectively counsel the patient with diabetes. This module gives the pharmacist additional insight into all of the above.

2.0 CPE Credit Hours

Module 9. Common Drugs that Affect Diabetes Control

This module discusses the problems that can be encountered with polypharmacy as it pertains to the patient with diabetes. Managing multiple medications is a goal of medication therapy management (MTM), and managing multiple medications in the patient with diabetes poses a unique challenge because many medications are capable of affecting diabetes control. This module will help the pharmacist to better understand how different drugs can affect diabetes control and how to properly counsel patients who may experience medication induced changes in their diabetes control.

1.5 CPE Credit Hours

Module 10. Insulin Pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs) For Diabetes Management

This module will give pharmacists an understanding of how devices to manage diabetes work, and how to help their patients utilize these devices. As more and more patients utilize these tools to help them control their diabetes, it is essential for pharmacists to have a solid knowledge of products and services that are starting to be offered in the pharmacy setting. Counseling tips are presented in this segment, as well as diagrams and photos of what an insulin pump and a CGM look like. Insurance coverage and pricing are included as well.

3.0 CPE Credit Hours

Module 11. Diabetes Control in the Hospital Setting: What Pharmacists Need to Know

We recognize that pharmacists work in many different practice settings, and may actually have rotations in both the community and hospital environment. There are pharmacists in the position of counseling patients upon hospital discharge as well, which is why this module includes treatment protocols for the patient with diabetes in the hospital; and how to transition the patient to outpatient care.

2.0 CPE Credit Hours

ENHANCING SUCCESS IN MTM

Module 12. ADA or AADE Diabetes Programs in the Community Pharmacy Setting: Basic Concepts for Pharmacists

To participate in MTM it is helpful to understand the Star Ratings system, as it applies to pharmacy. This is especially valuable as our healthcare system transitions to a pay for performance model from a fee for service mode. This module will also cover how to set up a Recognized Diabetes Program in your Pharmacy.

2.0 CPE Credit Hours

Module 13. Analyzing Health Care Quality and Cost: An Overview of MTM Star Ratings

This last module really puts a bow on the whole meaning of MTM as it relates to chronic disease management, in this case Diabetes Care. Our overall goal with this module and this certificate program is to give you, the pharmacist, the foundation of diabetes knowledge, and then to guide you through the MTM process, with a full lesson on completing a comprehensive medication review (CMR), and what that entails. There are tips for the pharmacist in each section of this module. This section takes a deeper dive into the process of MTM.

2.0 CPE Credit Hours


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